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.
A library that’s taken years of planning opens its doors Saturday in Uptown Minneapolis. The first thing you notice inside the new Walker Library is it’s a lot more colorful than the one you grew up with. And, it’s more than just paint, according to librarian Lois Lenroot-Ernt.
In many communities, the library is more than a place to check out books. It’s a place to do homework, visit with friends, or discover a love of reading.
Authorities in northern Minnesota are looking for a suspect after the City Hall and library in McKinley were burglarized on Sunday. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened sometime early Sunday morning.
If you happen to think about University of Minnesota libraries, you might think that they’re filled with all matter of academic works, fit mainly for college students of all levels. Of course there are tons of academic materials, but that’s far from what’s available there, and you don’t have to be an enrolled student to enjoy some of the holdings.
Minneapolis Police have arrested a man they believe was responsible for the June shooting that left a homeless man paralyzed.
The Minneapolis Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a man believed to be a suspect in a shooting that left a homeless man paralyzed.
A man is in jail accused of threatening two people in a St. Cloud library Sunday, according to police.
Police have identified the man who was shot last week in a Minneapolis library.
A man is in the hospital after a shooting at the Franklin Library in Minneapolis Wednesday afternoon, according to police.
A 20-year-old Minneapolis man followed a 73-year-old man outside a library, punched him and took his Kindle, according to authorities.
The University of Minnesota Libraries are celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible with a series of exhibits and events.
Last year e-readers were at the top of a lot of people’s Christmas lists. In fact, right at the start of 2011, libraries started noticing more people checking out electronic books.
School librarians from across the country will be talking about more than books when they gather in Minneapolis this week.
Minneapolis’ North Branch Library, the first open-shelf library in the U.S., is about to be transformed into a state-of-the-art jobs center.