Libraries in the News
Wow! A 15-year-old Denver resident and Lego enthusiast recently built a model of the Denver Public Library main branch. Click on the link to read the article in Westword and see pictures.
Governor Bill Ritter Jr. visited the Rifle Branch Library on Thursday, December 9, to dedicate the library's rooftop solar array and celebrate the achievements of the Garfield New Energy Communities Initiative and the Rifle Sustainable Main Street Initiative.
Congratulations to our friends at the Rangeview Library District! They are a recipient of the 2010 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the highest award conferred by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
This article outlines 12 reasons why public libraries are a benefit to the country and the communities they serve.
A public library in New Castle, Pennsylvania, was recently "adopted" by a stray kitten. The kitten refused to leave the library and eventually the library's board of directors permitted the kitten to remain "on staff." Click on the link to read the full story from a Pennsylvania news channel and see a picture of Stacks the library cat.
A private company in Maryland has taken over public libraries in ailing cities in California, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas, growing into the country’s fifth-largest library system. This article discusses a California community's reaction to their public libraries being outsourced. What do you think about this topic?
This is the full text of an article which appeared in the Los Angeles Times on July 6, 2010.
One of the coolest children's libraries ever!
A decommissioned bullet train locomotive has been turned into a children's library in the town of Akishima, Japan. The city government thought that having an old bullet train as a library would make a trip to the library exciting for young readers. The library features some of the original train seats as well as the "cockpit" controls where visitors can pretend they are driving the train. Did you know a bullet train can travel over 200 miles per hour?