Chicago Public Library removing 6 Dr. Seuss books from the shelves while it determines long-term options
”It is important to recognize that what society understands to be relevant and/or common knowledge changes over time, and so too does the Library and the needs of the communities it serves,” Patrick Molloy, a spokesperson with the library, said in a statement. “Library staff encourage patrons of all ages to engage critically with our materials, but materials that become dated or that foster inaccurate, culturally harmful stereotypes are removed to make space for more current, comprehensive materials.”chicagotribune.com
Roanoke opens new library branch open 24/7
ROANOKE, Va. – A brand new e-library is officially open in Southwest Roanoke. On Monday, Roanoke City officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Crystal Spring e-Branch. The new Crystal Spring e-Branch opened on Monday. (WSLS)It’s located at the corner of Crystal Spring Ave and 23rd Street SW across from the U.S. Post Office. “This is just a very positive addition to round out South Roanoke as a great place to live,” said Barbara Duerk, the president of Neighbors in South Roanoke.
Bedford County libraries collecting Valentines for Vets
BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. – Here’s one way you can express your love and appreciation for our servicemen and women. Bedford Public Libraries are collecting Valentines for Veterans this yearYou can either make something from scratch at home or pick up supplies at one of the libraries. Bedford County collects 'Valentines for Vets' (Copyright 2021 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.) “This year, because of COVID, we’ve made these little packets that we are going to hand out. The cards will be delivered to the Salem VA Medical Center and you have until Monday, Feb. 8, to drop off the cards at one of the six branches.
Roanoke library festival brought books to kids on a gloomy day
ROANOKE, Va. – The weather was gloomy across the Roanoke Valley on Saturday, but children in Northwest Roanoke still found a way to have fun outside. Roanoke Public Libraries hosted its annual Melrose Fall Festival Saturday afternoon. The event took place outside of its Melrose branch since all Roanoke libraries are still mostly closed to visitors. The festival also showcased the Kiwanis playground next to the library, which opened less than two months ago. Cox believes the library and the playground combine to make an essential outlet for kids, especially during COVID-19 and virtual classes.
New Jersey library features prominent misprint
New Jersey library features prominent misprint The brand new Moorestown Township, N.J. library has a Latin slogan emblazoned on its facade. But the building's designers might have needed to check out a Latin dictionary before phrase was set in stone. CBS Philadelphia has the story.cbsnews.com
The Library, Mount Athos
The Library, Mount Athos The Vatican Library holds some of the oldest and most precious works of art and treasure known to man and the "60 Minutes" cameras got to see the best of the best; Also, Bob Simon steps back in time and got rare access to monks in ancient monasteries on on The Holy Mountain, Mt.cbsnews.com