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Harry Potter’s Birthday Brings Presents To 15 Public Libraries

Harry Potter’s Birthday Brings Presents To 15 Public Libraries

Harry Potter’s Birthday Brings Presents To 15 Public Libraries By Patricia de Hemricourt 15 years ago, my then 9 year old son brought home his new best friend Harry Potter, who was soon adopted by the rest of the family. Now that both Harry and my son have finished school, and their lives led them to different paths, the world reminds us of their past friendship by rewarding Harry Potter’s most faithful guardians. Though the sales figures of … Read entire article »

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New Findings Reaffirm Library Borrowers Are Also Buyers

New Findings Reaffirm Library Borrowers Are Also Buyers

New Findings Reaffirm Library Borrowers Are Also Buyers (via MarketWire) SOURCE: OverDrive, Inc. November 15, 2012 08:15 ET Survey of 75,000 Patrons Shows Library e-Book Patrons Purchase Average of 3.2 Books per Month CLEVELAND, OH–(Marketwire – Nov 15, 2012) – An extensive online poll of library e-book readers finds that these patrons purchase an average of 3.2 books (… … Read entire article »

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Amazing Libraries Around The World – Abbey Library of Saint Gall, Switzerland

Amazing Libraries Around The World – Abbey Library of Saint Gall, Switzerland

Amazing Libraries Around The World – Abbey Library of Saint Gall, Switzerland   The Abbey Library of Saint Gall was founded by Saint Othmar, the founder of the Abbey of St. Gall. The library collection is the oldest in Switzerland, and is one of earliest and most important monastic libraries in the world. It holds 2,100 manuscripts dating back to the 8th through the 15th centuries, 1,650 incunabula (printed before 1500), and old printed books. The library … Read entire article »

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The bookless library – Is that the future of libraries?

The bookless library – Is that the future of libraries?

The bookless library – Is that the future of libraries?   Whether the advent of eBooks heralds the end of print books or not, it certainly seems that it will lead to the demise of libraries as we know them. The bookless library is increasing a reality, staring in places meant to be the repository of knowledge, university libraries, and gaining ground outside academic grounds. The New York Public Library is implementing its plan to move many of … Read entire article »

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Amazing libraries around the world – The Strahov Monastery Libraries, Strahov Monastery, Prague, Czech Republic

Amazing libraries around the world – The Strahov Monastery Libraries, Strahov Monastery, Prague, Czech Republic

Amazing libraries around the world  – The Strahov Monastery Libraries, Strahov Monastery,  Prague, Czech Republic   Founded  in 1149, the Strahov monastery has two magnificent thematic libraries, the Theological Hall and the Philosophical Hall   The Theological Hall The Theological Library with stucco decoration and paintings from 1720s. In 1670 Jeroným Hirnheim, a philosopher and theologist became the abbot of Strahov. His greatest work, which has survived to the present days, was the building of the new library, the present Theological Hall completed … Read entire article »

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