Tag Archives: digital library

Library News: Library system vital to community, Public Libraries Outnumber McDonald’s, Behold, Every One of the 17,000 Libraries in the U.S. Mapped

It seems like there’s a McDonald’s or Starbucks on every corner. They’re a sign of dependability. You might be surprised to know that there are actually more public libraries in the United States than individual stores of either of the mega chains. There are approximately 17,000 public libraries, while McDonald’s has approximately 14,000 stores and Starbucks has 11,000.

Public Libraries Outnumber McDonald’s

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If you want to get a visual of what that looks like, you can view all the public libraries in America mapped out here.

Behold, Every One of the 17,000 Libraries in the U.S. Mapped

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Seattle Public Libraries are reaching out to patrons in a creative new way, with their Books on Bikes program. Librarians will be bicycling to various outdoor events this year with small trailers that function as mobile libraries. The innovative outreach goes a step further by including mobile wifi connections that allow the librarians to demonstrate e-books and other digital technology the library has to offer. It’s a marriage of high tech and lo tech.

Seattle Public Library Puts Books on Bikes

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Here are some more library news items we found interesting.

Library Enhances Digital Library

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Devon libraries’ self-help mental health scheme

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OUR VIEW: Library system vital to community

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App puts Pima County Public Library on your smartphone, tablet

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Rockford Public Library sees boom in digital borrowing

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At Your Library: Empowering people to change their lives

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The Future of Libraries: Short on Books, Long on Tech

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Digital library to lighten the load in Ridgewood schools

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New app launched to help library users in Gloucestershire

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Ottawa library first in Canada to offer Google Chromebooks

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The house of treasures: your library

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Books on wheels: Mobile library, a hit

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ALA 2013: The Library of 2020 Will Be…

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New One Card Six Libraries service a major success

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Sunnyvale: County’s first library vending machine serves books at the push of a button

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Little Free Library – A good thing that’s in a small package

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Box serves as portable library in Brooklyn

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Sacramento Public Library named one of top 3 in North America

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Red telephone boxes in Essex to become ‘mini libraries’

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Libraries Check Out E-Sales

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Kitchener library launches mobile app for smartphones and tablet computers

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Rockford library adds magazines to its digital lineup

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Library News: Obama Budget Ups Funding for Library Technology, Wi-Fi Internet Comes To All City Libraries, E-lending Could Be The Future Of Libraries

The British Library has been given the right to archive the digital world from today. An estimated billion pages a year will be available for researchers to access through the new archive.

Obama Budget Ups Funding for Library Technology

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Ad Students Aim to Bring the Library to Commuters with NFC Technology

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Wi-Fi Internet Comes To All City Libraries

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State Library of NSW app aims to cure your curiosity

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Library uses virtual bookshelf

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New York Public Library Launches Public API Developer Tools

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E-lending Could Be The Future Of Libraries

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The British Library goes digital

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UK Digital Library chosen as one of six nationally for pilot project

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Wharton: Libraries in the digital age

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Libraries adjust to an e-book world

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E-magazines have region’s libraries expanding digital options

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NH libraries say they’re busy in electronic age

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Library’s electronic resources are growing more popular

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A digital library in every living room

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High-tech libraries are community hubs

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The evolving library: enjoy it

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Does Midland County have the Tech-iest Library in Texas?

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New Digital Cataloguing System for Library Network

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Aurora library launches new tech, prepares for groundbreaking

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Long Beach library branches now offering free Wi-Fi

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Cornelius Public Library to forgive fines during food drive April 19-21

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Library improves e-book and e-audiobook access

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Food for Fines program under way in parish libary system

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Tulare County Library provides new e-reader service

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