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Philanthropist and New York Public Library revivalist Vartan Gregorian dies at 87

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Vartan Gregorian, the philanthropist and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient whose work revitalized the New York Public Library, died Thursday at age 87 while hospitalized for "testing related to stomach pain," ...

What do Janet Jackson and Kermit the Frog have in common? The Library of Congress just archived their songs

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The Library of Congress has added Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation 1814" and Kermit the Frog's "The Rainbow Connection" to its National Recording Registry. The songs are among 25 "audio treasures worthy of preservatio...

University of Michigan says it shut down a campus library for two days after discovering venomous spiders

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It's like something straight out of a nightmare -- venomous spiders were found inside a University of Michigan library, causing the building to be shut down for two days last month. The "small number" of venomous Me...

Innovative 10-year-old creates ‘stick library’ for local dogs

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For many families, trying to find fun activities during quarantine has been challenging. One Canadian father found the perfect project for his son to work on that will keep the neighborhood dogs entertained, too. Da...

Charlotte removes the name of a white supremacist North Carolina governor from a branch library

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The public library system in Charlotte, North Carolina, is renaming one of its branches that was named after a former state governor with ties to a white supremacy group. Library officials conducted an audit of its ...

Little Free Library is diversifying its book-sharing boxes with more titles about people of color

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A former Austin Library employee is accused of stealing $1.3M in printer toner

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City auditors in Austin, Texas, say a former public library employee fraudulently bought $ 1.5 million in printer toner, stole at least $ 1.3 million worth and then sold it online. Auditors got a tip in March 2019...

Some of the most frequently banned books feature LGBTQ stories, library association says

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Some school libraries ban books because characters use witchcraft. Others do because of profanity or sexual content, or because of uncomfortable themes like racism. But a great deal of the most frequently challenged...