The Cedar Rapids Public Library board of trustees is expected to vote on the change at a meeting Thursday. The Hiawatha Library Board already has changed its late-fee policies and The Marion Public Library board could vote on the matter next week, according to the Cedar Rapids Gazette
Library spokeswoman Suzanne Thinnes told KDKA, “We are deeply saddened by this breach of trust. The missing and damaged items were discovered last spring during an insurance appraisal as part of a multi-year effort to enhance and preserve our unique collections.”
Consider this vignette. Last week I was angrily returning a book to Islington Central Library when I passed a woman in the foyer drinking beer and swearing at people going in and out. It was 9.45am. But it wasn’t her who made me livid. I was angry because when I read the book I had borrowed – the AA Guide to Los […]
“We’re both serving the community, so it’s seen as ‘our library,’ not ‘their part’ and ‘our part;’ it’s all together,” Nutt said. “We’re able to find more and more ways to connect the two entities and really make it seem to the community like one, and that’s the way it should be.”
“And the winner, as determined by a complicated library formula more confusing than the Dewey decimal system, is ‘The Snowy Day,’ Ezra Jack Keats’ 1962 children’s classic about an African American boy playing joyfully in the snow.”
Hampshire councillor Seán Woodward urged residents to respond to the consultation, about which no decisions will be made until responses are fully analysed. “We remain absolutely committed to providing a high-quality library service, fit for the future, that responds to a new generation of library customers,” he said.
Despite a rise in e-books and prevalence of video streaming among today’s Americans, Medlar said New Yorkers are still coming to the library in great numbers and that the library’s goal today is the same as it was 125 years ago: To provide New Yorkers with “knowledge, information and a lot of great books.”
This is a big deal at a time when libraries and other institutions are still trying to figure out how to make their collections digitally accessible. Plopping a bunch of photos, documents, and illustrations online is great, theoretically, but making it easy for people to navigate such resources is much, much greater.
“This morning a good friend of mine took her daughter along to a children’s story telling event in Brisbane by two gorgeous Drag Queens, when a screaming group calling themselves the UQ young Libs stormed the event in a public library, causing chaos and distress to children and everybody there,” she said.
“We would like to ask our community to come together to help us to create and construct this beautiful glass, custom-made display so we can be proud of what we have to offer here in Tomball and display it,” Hoglund said.