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They Are Threatening To Burn JK Rowlings Books



The Harry Potter author seems to be attracting a slightly more vicious crowd than usual. After speaking openly and honestly about what she perceives to be a worrying situation in America, Rowling was inundated with negativity and threats of book burnings. One user tweeted that they were planning on burning their DVDs too.

Read the dialog between the author & others tweets here



Four Year old Has Read A Thousand Books


A 4-year-old Georgia girl with a voracious appetite for reading was given a chance to be “Librarian For the Day” at the Library of Congress this week. Daliyah Marie Arana of Gainesville, Ga., has read more than 1,000 books, the Gainesville Times reports .

On Wednesday, Daliyah visited the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and was named “Librarian For The Day.The four-year-old roamed the hallways with Carla Hayden, the 14th Librarian of Congress, who tweeted photos of Daliyah sitting in her desk.Daliyah’s mother told the the Gainesville Times, that her daughter joined Georgia’s “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten,” almost two years ago and started paving her way through books.





Actress Tika Sumpter Mother Arrested For 10$ Library Fine In N. Carolina


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The actress claims her mom was arrested for a $10 library balance.

Actress Tika Sumpter says her mother was arrested Monday because of a $10 late fee at her local library in North Carolina. The arrest took place in Johnston County, N.C., where the Public Library of Johnston County & Smithfield calls home. According to the library’s website, overdue books elicit a 25-cent fine per day, while audio books, movies and CDs run an offender 50 cents every 24 hours. Sumpter’s mother is also a retired corrections officer named Janice Acquista who Sumpter said had no previous rap sheet — actually returned the book that prompted the fine a long time ago.


Hillary Clinton Book Coming Out

Hillary Clinton's Wiki-Leaked Goldman Sachs Speeches Get Book Date ... In January

 OR Books, an independent progressive publisher based in New York City, announced a January launch for the book, “Hillary Clinton: The Goldman Sachs Speeches.”The publisher has taken five of Clinton speeches — including the three she gave to Goldman Sachs for $675,000 a pop — and added on an introduction from the man responsible for leaking them, WikiLeaks founder (and the new darling of the alt-right) Julian Assange.

OR Books co-publisher Colin Robinson says it could print the Democratic candidate’s speeches in full under the legal doctrine of “fair use,” which allows the publication of copyrighted material for a limited or “transformative” purpose

Hidden Apartments In New York Public Libraries


A 100 years ago people resided in hidden apartments above New York’s public libraries there are thirteen left.When these libraries were built, about a 100 years ago, they needed people to take care of them. Andrew Carnegie had given New York $5.2 million, worth well over $100 million today, to create a city-wide system of library branches, and these buildings, the Carnegie libraries, were heated by coal. Each had a custodian, who was tasked with keeping those fires burning and who lived in the library, often with his family. “The family mantra was: Don’t let that furnace go out,” one woman who grew up in a library told the New York Times

But since the ’70s and ’80s, when the coal furnaces started being upgraded and library custodians began retiring, those apartments have been emptying out, and the idyll of living in a library has disappeared. Today there are just 13 library apartments left in the New York Public Library system.

 Fort Washington, the front room.

 Inside the apartment, looking past the living room and kitchen doors. 

Inside the apartment, looking past the living room and kitchen doors.

The back bedroom.

Fort Washington plan. (Image: New York Public Library)

Another bedroom, used for storage.

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Thirty Finalist For The National Medal for Museum & Library Service


Each year, the Institute of Museum and Library Services presents select museums and libraries with the nation’s highest honor,
National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

The Thirty Finalist For 2016


  • Brooklyn Public Library (Brooklyn, New York)
  • Dallas Public Library (Dallas, Texas)
  • Haines Borough Public Library (Haines, Alaska)
  • Illinois Fire Service Institute Library (Champaign, Illinois)
  • James E. Brooks Library at Central Washington University (Ellensburg, Washington)
  • Juneau Public Libraries (Juneau, Alaska)
  • Kitsap Regional Library (Bremerton, Washington)
  • Longmont Public Library (Longmont, Colorado)
  • Madison Public Library (Madison, Wisconsin)
  • North Carolina State University Libraries (Raleigh, North Carolina)
  • Otis Library (Norwich, Connecticut)
  • Richland Library (Columbia, South Carolina)
  • San Mateo County Libraries (SMCL) (San Mateo, California)
  • Santa Ana Public Library (Santa Ana, California)
  • Terrebonne Parish Library System (Houma, Louisiana


  • Chicago History Museum (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Children’s Museum Tucson (Tucson, Arizona)
  • Columbia Museum of Art (Columbia, South Carolina)
  • Dallas Holocaust Museum (Dallas, Texas)
  • The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (Amherst, Massachusetts)
  • Fitchburg Art Museum (Fitchburg, Massachusetts)
  • Honolulu Museum of Art (Honolulu, Hawaii)
  • Imagination Station, Toledo’s Science Center (Toledo, Ohio)
  • Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum (Wausau, Wisconsin)
  • Lynn Meadows Discovery Center for Children (Gulfport, Mississippi)
  • Mid-America Science Museum (Hot Springs, Arkansas)
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz, California)
  • Nantucket Historical Association (Nantucket, Massachusetts)
  • Tomaquag Museum (Exeter, Rhode Island)
  • Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, New York

Winner to be announced soon

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