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In Denmark, long opening hours for unstaffed libraries

by John Laurenson Apr 3, 2019
Almost half of Denmark's libraries are open 24 hours a day.
Almost half of Denmark's libraries are open 24 hours a day.
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Instead of buying toys your kids will soon outgrow — how about borrowing them?

by Ryan Kailath Dec 27, 2018
"Toyeries" are making a comeback.
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The economics of presidential libraries

by Renata Sago Feb 19, 2018
Thirteen presidents have libraries built in their names.

LA County libraries go fine-free for their younger readers

by Reema Khrais Jan 8, 2018
Officials say when young readers rack up fines, the likelihood they'll use their card again, or return to the library, diminishes.
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Things millennials love about the library

by Paulina Velasco Aug 25, 2017
Millennials are making libraries cool again. A Pew Research Center study found that 53 percent of millennials in the U.S. had used their public library at least once in the year prior to the survey.
A library at a secondary school in London.
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Public libraries are now lending out ukuleles, neckties, and even telescopes

by Marketplace Contributor Aug 23, 2017
Libraries have started to lend out not just books and movies, but musical instruments and other paraphernalia for hobbies.
Library patrons in East Boston can check out gardening books and take seed packets home with them.
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My Economy: Using grants to preserve moving image history

by Robert Garrova Apr 10, 2017
It’s Hannah Palin’s job to keep old films from decaying on the shelf.
"Kirks' Camera," 1976, opening sequence.
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How do authors make money from library books?

by Andy Uhler Jul 25, 2016
Most of them aren't donations. Think of them as prepaid.
Stanford University's library.
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Dear Airbnb: Your ads failed.

by Kai Ryssdal Oct 22, 2015
Social media reaction has been swift.
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Beyond bookshelves: Meet your public library's robots

by Marketplace Contributor Oct 10, 2014
The Westport, Ct. library has two robots that patrons can learn how to program.