At the Libraries: Police Sent to Retrieve Library Books

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Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment!

Ready for more book sculptures? Of course you are! I know you guys can't get enough, just like me.
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Wow! Was it really necessary to call out the police to recover a child's library books? According to the library, yes. (Thanks, Joe.)
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Do you need a library job? Well, there's a website for that! Good luck to you!
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Guys, a library needs your help! Hurricane Irene was particularly devastating in upstate New York, and the Mohawk Valley Library System is still hurting. Get more information and, if you can, maybe make a small donation. (Thanks, Gerty.)
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Nancy Pearl will soon be working with Amazon to bring worthy books back into print. A deal with the devil, or a boon to book lovers? You decide!

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Stephen's Lighthouse does it again! Check out this amazing collection of graffiti exhorting people to READ. Not what you expect from graffiti...
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Speaking of busting stereotypes, how about mini-golf in the library? An amazing fundraising idea from Glen Ellyn (IL) Public Library that I think any library could recreate!
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Golf and libraries might be a stretch, but art and libraries go hand-in-hand. A group of MLS students in Wisconsin has got it right with their Library as Incubator project. Go forth and bring art to the people!
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First I was like, "What?" And then I was like, "Yup, I get it." Dr. Seuss and Burning Man, a perfect match:

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Have a great week and don't forget to say hi in the comments! Email me with other great library stories, and I will see you all next week.

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