by Joe Gamm, courtesy of News Tribune

Eric Lyon scrambled for and found bottles of glue — you know, the kind that "squishes out" — after a little girl asked for them late Tuesday morning at Missouri River Regional Library in Jefferson City (MO).

Lyon, the children's programming coordinator at the library, dashed about gathering parts and picking up after children.  It was a typical "Trash to Treasures" morning at MRRL.

"Welcome to the madhouse," he told adults who entered the gallery room, where dozens of children ran about grabbing cardboard toilet paper sleeves, boxes,...

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by Jodi Heckel, courtesy of University of Illinois News Bureau

A new book by a University of Illinois expert on rare-book crimes tells the story of the theft of valuable antique illustrations and the destruction of rare books from the University of Illinois Library.

Travis McDade, the curator of law rare books at the U. of I. law school, wrote a recently released book about the crime spree. “Torn from Their Bindings: A Story of Art, Science, and the Pillaging of American...

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by Shawnda Hines, courtesy of District Dispatch

One of the best things about working in ALA’s Washington Office is the opportunity to attend celebratory events like the presentation of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Medals, the nation’s highest honor for libraries and museums in service to their communities. Over the award’s 24 years, 182 museums and libraries have received the honor. This was my first year to attend the annual ceremony, which was held at the U.S. Institute for Peace. The five library honorees for 2018 are Orange...

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Key West, Fla.
Dedicated: 1994

The San Carlos Institute in Key West, Florida was designated a Literary Landmark on January 14th, 1994 in honor of Cuban poet and patriot José Martí. The Institute was founded in 1871 as a shrine to Cuban heritage aimed at preserving Cuban culture. It was one of the first bilingual schools in the United States. Martí loved the school so much he often referred to it as “La Casa Cuba” or the “Cuban House”.

At the San Carlos Institute, Martí united the exile community and formed The Cuban Revolutionary Party in his campaign for Cuban Independence. His...

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Beattie, Ann (author).
June 2017. 224p. Scribner, hardcover, $25 (9781501111389).
REVIEW. First published May 15, 2017 (Booklist). Accomplished short story writer Beattie (
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