When a community comes together for the greater good of the library… San Francisco ABC channel 7 News covers the story… FREMONT, Calif. (KGO) — An East Bay library defended its decision to throw away 100,000 books in the trash. Angry residents showed up at a special meeting Monday night to express their outrage over … Continue reading Throwing away the library
How one library changed a community after a natural disaster… In June 2008 a flood swept through Cedar Rapids, Iowa, filling its downtown central library with eight feet of water and damaging the building and materials beyond repair. In the wake of this unprecedented natural disaster, the city rallied to build a new central library. … Continue reading New library makes a change
In this day and age people do not see the reason for a new library… In New York City, supporters of public libraries say that respect for — and repair of — the libraries is long, well, overdue. A new campaign, Invest in Libraries, puts forth that in the past 10 years, the city government … Continue reading Are libraries still needed?
Here is a interesting story on how the library has been used in a time of crisis… SAN FRANCISCO — Public libraries that provided a quiet refuge from civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore are about to receive a small bounty from Silicon Valley. Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen and his wife, philanthropist and educator … Continue reading Libraries require a quiet refuge
Here is a great article about library planning. Learning to Adapt A new children’s library and learning center in Little Rock, Ark., aims to redefine the library for today’s community needs—which sometimes includes a kitchen By Steve Cimino The word “library” brings to mind shelves and shelves of dusty books, with several stray computers off … Continue reading Architects Love To Design Libraries
Roughly 20 years after things got moving in Aberdeen, the city accepted a $15,000 contribution from Andrew Carnegie to put towards the construction of a new library. The new library was opened in 1901. It was located on Sixth Avenue at the corner of Lincoln Street. Currently a multipurpose building for First United Methodist Church … Continue reading Aberdeen’s First Library Donated by Andrew Carnegie