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Good Question: Why Are We Reading More Books?

With all of the media available to us via television, smartphones and the Internet these days, reading books is still a favorite pastime. According to surveys, how much we read books has remained constant over the years and, in some cases, increased. In the 1950s, Gallup surveys show around 20 percent of Americans were presently reading a book. By the early 90s, the percentage jumped to 37 percent.

10/01/2014

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Labor Day: What’s Open, What’s Closed

Since Labor Day is a holiday, here is a list of what’s open and what’s closed. You can go shopping today. Most grocery stores and malls will be open.

09/01/2014

Library Books

Man Banned From ‘All Libraries On Earth’ After Touching Himself

A 20-year-old Racine man who’s accused of engaging in lewd behavior in a library has been banned from “all the libraries on the face of the earth.”

03/15/2013

Paws To Read

Dogs Help Youngsters To Read

Reading is arguably one of the most important lessons learned in school, but literacy can be a challenge for some students.

08/11/2012

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Little Free Libraries Pop Up In Twin Cities Neighborhoods

As more of us turn to E-readers, you may think the days of visiting the library have come and gone, but a new kind of book borrowing system is showing up in dozens of neighborhoods in the Twin Cities.

02/18/2012

Library Books

Washington Co. Closes 3 Libraries, Cuts Hours At 6 Others

The Washington County Library System is starting off 2012 with three fewer branches, and the six remaining library branches are now closed two days a week to save money.

01/03/2012

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