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A children's books section of the Kikuchi City Central Library

River-inspired Japanese library becomes a favorite meeting point for kids

Kazunobu Nakamura’s brilliant library design changed the lives of the Kikuchi residents – it sparked a love for reading, a love for libraries, but most importantly – a love for the city.

by Kasia Kowalczyk Published on April 12, 2019
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Book challlenging in 2018 by the numbers - infographic

Censorship by the numbers (infographic)

2018 saw an increase in attempts to censor drag queen story hours and LGBTQIA+ programming, as well as challenges to remove access to databases.

by Ola Kowalczyk Published on April 11, 2019
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Top most challenged books in the United States in 2018 - infographic

Top most challenged books of 2018 in the United States (infographic)

George, a children’s novel about a transgender girl, written by Alex Gino, is the most challenged book of 2018.

by Ola Kowalczyk Published on April 9, 2019
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Book Bot library robot returns books free of charge in Silicon Valley

End to overdue library books? A new mobile robot librarian drives around Mountain View and collects books that are due to be returned.

by Kasia Kowalczyk Published on March 18, 2019
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The clear correlation between libraries and literacy rates (infographic)

In the United States, as much as 25% of the adult population are considered illiterate. Libraries can can make a huge difference.

by Ola Kowalczyk Published on March 8, 2019
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The sound of an old library - video

There is no better white noise than the old library (video)

Are you looking for a white noise to help you focus on writing your essay or a next chapter of your new…

by Piotr Kowalczyk Published on February 6, 2019
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Best book-related infographics of 2018

The best 2018 infographics about books, libraries, and reading

What happened in 2018 in the beautiful world of books and reading? These twelve infographics are a fun way to recap.

by Ola Kowalczyk Published on December 15, 2018
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Important things users want from a library - full infographic

8 important things users want from a library (infographic)

From a Danish cloud-based printing company Princh comes a concise infographic that lists things library patrons would love to see in their…

by Ola Kowalczyk Published on November 19, 2018
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Public libraries invaluable to world history #infographic

11 libraries invaluable to world history (infographic)

The infographic puts together Saint Catherine’s Monastery Library, Khizanat Al Qarawiyyin, The Tiny Pavilion Library, and other temples of human knowledge.

by Ola Kowalczyk Published on November 18, 2018
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What is the role of libraries in the digital age - full infographic

What is the role of libraries in the digital age (infographic)

The visual shares facts and figures about the state of reading in the European Union, and is a great way to start a discussion about…

by Ola Kowalczyk Published on October 26, 2018
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