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How to start a cell phone book club—for your library, school, neighborhood, workplace or other purposes

I love the Little Free Library movement where neighbors put up wooden boxes full of paper books to share. Now here’s another grassroots possibility—cell...
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On tablets, summer reading and parental role models for young readers: How schools and libraries can TOGETHER connect the dots

It’s summer. Is your child reading—one way to guard against a seasonal slump? Oh, and here’s a very much related question. Are you reading?...
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‘Hunger Games’ publisher’s DRM bungle: New opportunity for libraries—selling e-books you can own for real?

Scholastic Corporation, the venerable publisher of the Hunger Games series and the U.S. editions of the Harry Potter titles, has jolted the book world...
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‘Close The Libraries And Buy Everyone An Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription’—Forbes contributor

Amazon’s new subscription plan for e-book readers is already ammo for library-haters. Check out this gem in Forbes online. The headline I’ve quoted reflects...
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Cell phone book club vision excites school librarian Njabulo Tazibona in Zimbabwe: How he can make it reality

While U.S. librarians mull over LibraryCity’s proposal for cell phone book clubs, an African librarian already is gung ho about the possibilities if he...
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LibraryCity on ‘Kindle Chronicles’ podcast: DRM, DPLA, e-book future and cell phone book clubs among topics

Never mind what the legacy publishers say. DRM will cost them billions in book sales over the years if they keep insisting on “protection”...
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Cell phone book clubs: A new way for libraries to promote literacy, technology, family and community

A friend of mine in his 40s is about to start teaching in Houston, Texas, and he recently shared a discovery. Many teenagers in...
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Literacy coach’s 2nd grader talks up e-reading. Mother shares lessons she’s learned.

The American Academy of Pediatrics is out with a warning not just for low-income parents but also the well-off variety. Read to your young...
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Hip video explains all-digital library in Bexar County, Texas. Even jailed mothers can read e-books to their kids

–Read an e-book at home or in the library, or a digital comic or graphic novel. –Maybe even read E to your visiting  child...
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Library groupthink vs. kids: Library Journal blogger misses nuances of digital library endowment plan

I’m Annoyed, capital A, with Library Journal’s “Annoyed Librarian” blogger—rather oblivious to the nuances in LibraryCity’s proposal for a national digital library endowment. What...