Articles about Libraries

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August 2014 - Blackbird Bakery's 4th of July Parade entry won the award for "Most Humorous."  They generously decided to donate the $1,000 award to Bainbridge Public Library.  Read more... 

January 2014 - The USA's first bookless public library is in Bexar County, Texas (San Antonio). Read more...


July 2013 - Seattle Public Library offers Netflix-like video streaming service. Read more...

July 2013 - Barnes & nobles pushes out their CEO and returns leadership of the company to the founder who values the book stores but doesn't want to make and sell eReaders and tablets. Read more....

Did you know that the Digital Public Library of America opened its portals in April 2013? This entirely digital collection is now available to anyone with internet access. Check it out here...

In this May 17, 2013 New York Times article, was Apple the ring-leader in eBook price fixing?  Now up to the courts to decide.

The Wall Street Journal in May 2013 published an article on the future of how public libraries will be designed to meet changing information needs and how library users want to access that information.

May 3, 2013 New York Times has an article by the New York Public Library President about how more publishers are finally willing to sell eBooks to libraries for lending.  Hachette, one of the "big six" publishers, just began selling to libraries this month.  Read more...

The latest Pew Research Center study of library services and what library users like or would like to see done.  Click here to read the report.

In the on-going discussion of library relevance and the relationships between libraries, publishers, and bookstores, here is an article from Forbes.

A recent New York Times discussion about the direction of libraries - what is their role in the future?  Click here to follow the discussion.

Are libraries operating more like bookstores by stocking up on best-sellers?  Read this interesting New York Times piece.  Click here....

The next time someone says the internet is killing books and libraries, you can refer them to this 2012 article.  Click here...

Amazon is both a publisher and seller of books. Read about the benefits and concerns some have about this growing role.

What do you think about book publisher HarperCollins limiting the number of times an eBook can be read at the library. Read the NYT article here....
January 2014 - New York Times article titled, "The Lonliness of the Long-Distance Reader. Read more....

October 2013 - Read about the fun everyone had at the recent Bainbridge Public Library Spelling Bee.

What are the implications of Apple's loss in court regarding their pricing of eBooks? Here is a NYT article...

The latest June 2013 PEW study shows teens are more likely to visit and use the library resources than other age groups. Take a look.

Seattle Public Library set a new world record to kick off the 2013 Summer Reading Program. Take a look.

Here is a series of nifty graphic images of how we access data and read from the Pew Research Center.  Lots of changes in the past decade.

The internet may be disrupting the book industry, but it seems that for short-story writers it has been a good thing.  Read the February 2013 Seattle Times article here...

Ever wonder about the future of librarians in an eBook world?  Check out this February 2013 Atlantic Cities report...

February 2013 Seattle Times says publishers' fear of eBooks hurting libraries.  Click here to read why.

Can you imagine a publicly funded library without printed books?  There is at least one.  Click here to read about why it was established.

Are printed books losing popularity among the young as tablet computers become more popular?  Click here for some statistics.

Do you know the issues that the Justice Department are raising with their lawsuit against the major book publishing companies?  Here are two articles - one from the New York Times and one from the Wall Street Journal.

What is the future of book stores? Read New York Times article on the uncertain future.

What do you think about book publisher HarperCollins limiting the number of times an eBook can be read at the library. Read the NYT article here....

Did you know that some towns and counties in California, Oregon, and Texas have outsourced their public libraries? Read the NYT article here....
Bainbridge Public Library

Madison Ave will have an old water main replaced starting the last week of May 2013.  The library parking lots will have access during construction and Madison Ave will remain open but with one lane traffic and flagmen at times.  The construction will last about a month.  Here is the COBI notice.

The library roof was recently replaced because of leakage.  We now have a new roof that looks great!  Click here to read more.

Jill Jean in April 2012 says libraries are more relevant than ever.  Read the Bainbridge Review coverage.  Click here...

Read a really nice article on the "facelift" that took place at the library over the 2011 Labor Day weekend. Click here....

Read the Kitsap Sun article about the closure of the KRL libraries on Sundays.