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The Toronto Public Library is offering to buy patrons’ used books in order to meet the demand for popular titles. ...

The Understood Community site provides a place for parents and experts to connect, with links to webinars, Twitter chats and other resources for learning and attention issues, as well as for general behavorial issues. ...

According to MindShift, inquiry-based learning is making a come back with Common Core.  Librarians, who have been doing this for years, can help.  Read about it! ...

Fundraising IP, a fundraising site, offers 24 ways to prep your Board to fundraise organized under these main categories: Define the board member role as a fundraising job Take board fundraising fear away Make it fun to fundraise Set measurable, attainable fundraising goals...

Thirty-five projects totaling $6,664,072 were recently awarded Keystone grants. See the list of awarded projects below. The competitive grant is used to award matching construction and facilities grants to municipalities that sponsor state-aided public libraries. Grants pay up to...

On January 29th, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Institute for Museum and Library Services will offer a free webinar on financial literacy.  It is part of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s monthly webinar series intended to instruct library staff on...

The webinar Getting Your Volunteers Out of the Box will be held on January 21, 2015.  It will be presented by Mary Beth Harrington and is hosted by 4Good. Learning and outcome objectives: Participants will learn how to ensure that they can recruit not only the volunteers they...

4Good offers a FREE webinar on January 28, 2015 presented by Dr. Froswa Booker-Drew  on Partnership Power:  Building Relationships for Impact. ...

American Libraries offers a FREE webinar, sponsored by Microsoft, on A Library’s Guide to Storage, Disaster Recovery and Archiving in the Cloud on Thursday, January 22, 2015 2pm Eastern ...

Business2Community encourages small nonprofits to use the latest technology to be better fundraisers. ...