Latest Libraries News

Wyoming veteran teaches others the skill of knitting

Dec. 04, 2021 10:12 AM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Willy Rosier never kept it a secret, but that didn’t make it any more believable. It would be a strange thing to lie about, but still, he just doesn’t fit the image most people see in their minds. They think of brittle-handed retirees in...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Dec. 01, 2021 17:37 PM EST

Dalton Daily Citizen. November 30, 2021. Editorial: With emergence of omicron COVID variant, follow CDC’s guidance and get booster shot There is plenty we don’t know yet know about the omicron COVID-19 variant, as news of its discovery broke...

After COVID-caused delay, Truman Library to reopen this week

Dec. 01, 2021 12:48 PM EST

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum is scheduled to reopen with limited hours on Thursday. The museum in Independence will initially reopen on Thursdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for those who bought advance...

Oral history of deadly Gatlinburg fire going online

Nov. 30, 2021 04:08 AM EST

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — An oral history of a deadly wildfire that began in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and devastated Gatlinburg in 2016 will be easily accessible to the public beginning on Tuesday. That's when Rising from the Ashes: The Chimney Tops 2...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Nov. 29, 2021 10:04 AM EST

Des Moines Register. Nov. 24, 2021. Editorial: Attacks on books at Iowa schools are dispiriting and wrong; the attack on educators is worse A rash of complaints mostly about sexual content in Des Moines-area public school library books was cause, for...

Book grant program helps Mississippi libraries combat racism

Nov. 28, 2021 08:22 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sixty years ago, a group of Black students was arrested and jailed for peacefully studying at the white-only Jackson Municipal Public Library. Today, shelves in public libraries in the Jackson-Hinds Library System display books called “We Are Not...

Time to go? Experts try to make peace in N. Michigan town

Nov. 27, 2021 08:25 AM EST

ELK RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A consultant hired to make peace in a northern Michigan community is offering some tough medicine: Members of the local library board need to go. “This is a beautiful, wonderful community with ample opportunities and I see you guys tearing...

Pregnant Florida librarian killed in road rage fight

Nov. 26, 2021 04:11 AM EST

ORANGE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A pregnant librarian was killed in a road rage incident, after Florida police said she instigated a fight with a motorcyclist. Orange City police said 35-year-old Sara Morales was shot outside her home following an argument with another...

Virginia school system returns books it pulled after outcry

Nov. 23, 2021 18:13 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia school system said Tuesday it was returning two books to library shelves, two months after they were pulled for a formal review prompted by complaints that they contained obscene sexual material. Committees that included...

ACLU of Utah investigating after books removed from schools

Nov. 23, 2021 14:15 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah is investigating complaints related to the removal of several books from high school library shelves in a suburban Salt Lake City district after a parent complaint. The Canyons School District appears to...