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Partners for the Future: Public Libraries and Local Governments Creating Sustainable Communities

This is the Urban Libraries Council's most recent publication, Partners for the Future: Public Libraries and Local Governments Creating Sustainable Communities.

"Sustainability is a key concern for local officials across North America. And local governments and libraries acting together are a powerful partnership for addressing the intertwined economic, environmental and social equity challenges related to sustainability.

ULC's publication provides examples of our member libraries working in consort with their local governments."

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10 great places to read a book--USA Today 3/7/08

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10 great places to find a nook and read a book

It's enough to make librarians kick up their heels: We're nearing the end of Return Borrowed Books Week, we're just past Library Lovers Month, and National Library Week is April 13-19. That's reason aplenty to check in with NPR book commentator Nancy Pearl, author of Book Lust. She shares her list of favorite public libraries with Tim Smight for USA TODAY.
Louisville Free Public Library (Crescent Hill Branch)
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New York Public Library

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January 13, 2008
WEEKEND IN NEW YORK | LIBRARIES
A Bookworm’s Holiday
By SETH KUGEL
EVERYONE knows libraries are not just about books anymore, but no one knows it better that the women at the main information booth of the New York Public Library at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue.
The two most common questions they field: Where are the restrooms? And where’s the free Internet?
But better questions would be:
• Which way to the Kerouac exhibition?
• How can I see a Gutenberg Bible?

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