St. Paul Mayor Proposes Eliminating Library Late FeesThe mayor says late fines keep people from using the library because they eventually get blocked from checking out books.
Books Returned To Library Nearly 100 Years LateThe books were checked out in the early 1900s and were recently found in a box in Texas.
Adult Coloring Craze Sweeps Libraries, Meetup GroupsAdults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meetup groups. Libraries across the country are holding adult coloring programs more and more in response to the spike in interest.
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.
Labor Day: What's Open, What's ClosedSince 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.
Man Banned From 'All Libraries On Earth' After Touching HimselfA 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."
Dogs Help Youngsters To ReadReading is arguably one of the most important lessons learned in school, but literacy can be a challenge for some students.
Little Free Libraries Pop Up In Twin Cities NeighborhoodsAs 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.
Washington Co. Closes 3 Libraries, Cuts Hours At 6 OthersThe 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.