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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 Byte: Library offers new digital services, Vatican Library Goes Digital Under New Pope, Now, e-library for easy reading

Green Township residents Jacob Patterson, 8, left, reads a traditional book while his sister Emily, 11, reads a book on an ereader at the Delhi Township library.

Library Turns Tech Savvy

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Library offers new digital services

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Stamping out poverty as well as books? How libraries can support development

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Harrisburg Library’s new automation system is live April 9

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Area libraries to join new system

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Vatican Library Goes Digital Under New Pope

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Benton library will launch new software

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Local Brooklyn Public Library Branches Launch Laptop Loaner Program

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Now, e-library for easy reading

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New Jefferson County Library Collections Go Digital

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Libraries still play a pivotal role in educating South African youth

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How libraries can get kids reading

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Cuyahoga County Public Library sees online magazine service take off

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Little Free Library’ draws plenty of readers

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Advocates of Pre-K Pushing Obama: “Go To The Library”

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Tiny library puts the word out on the street

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Library students buzzing about 24/7 coffee

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New at the library

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NLB to add 820,000 e-books to collection

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Leeds Library: Hidden cultural gem amid city centre life

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Libraries work to give readers new experiences

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School libraries shelve book-boosting plans as more student research goes online

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Delhi Library sees increased ebook rentals

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New mobile library bus added to Worcestershire’s fleet

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