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There are many questions in the library community about safety when handling circulating materials and library collections in general. Sign up for this webinar for guidance on this topic and to address your concerns. Webinar: Mitigating COVID-19 When Managing Paper-Based, Circulating,...

With the new kiosks coming to Bucks County Libraries, library users don’t need to scan individual items any longer.  Read more.   ...

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has released the data from the 2015 Public Library Survey, and a new report based on the 2014 data. Access the site Find your library and explore the data–find information on more than 9,000 public library systems...

Check the data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ (IMLS) recently released 2013 Public Libraries in the United States Survey. The report provides local, state, and national information about the nation’s 9,000 public libraries and their 16,500 branches...

Read about Sacramento’s Library of Things.  Also, note the comment that the lending program can help build community. What things are you lending at your library?  What could you lend?  What business or organization could you reach out to or collaborate with? ...

The Squirell Hill Branch of the Carnegie Library is lending air quality monitors.  Learn more. ...