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Hello, readers! The Library Diary blog is enlisting your assistance. Is there anything about libraries you want to learn more about? Do you have any questions about why or how operations in your library work the way they do? Are you wondering about the Dewey Decimal System? Do you need book suggestions? Want to know... Continue Reading →

How Do Libraries Get Money?

Funding for public libraries is more complex than just assuming taxes take care of everything. Without proper funds, libraries are forced to cut back on operating hours, eliminate certain programs, or decrease the number of employees, all of which impact how effectively your library can provide the services you need!

My Autumn Library Challenge

There has been a lot of debate recently in the library world about the effectiveness and necessity of overdue fines at public libraries. More and more libraries have started conversations of what it would look like to do away with overdue fines.

Libraries: A History

From the first archival library of town records, to the Middle Ages of books chained to library walls, to now searching catalogs online from home, the library has always been fountain of knowledge for those who need it.

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