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06.20.13 Julia Dawidowicz

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of a library,” Jorge Luis Borges famously said. But did the author and librarian imagine that paradise would struggle with constant budget cuts, feel stale and municipal, neglected and slowly decaying as the world’s collective attention span is reduced to 140 characters? Or, maybe, he […]

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07.25.12 Joshua Rivera

Brooklyn’s libraries, ever on the cusp technological innovation, will soon be offering is patrons state-of-the art self-checkout stations, NY1 reports. The stations–a new digital means of checking out one’s books, and not checking out one’s self–will be rolled out in a staggered schedule, as branches must close for about a month during the installation. The […]

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01.24.11 Bucky Turco

As someone who once had to sit in Bushwick’s public library due to high speed issues, I’ll be the first to say that today’s kids are little bastards, but getting the police involved? A librarian from the UWS says absolutely. […]

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07.14.09 Will Sherman

Brooklyn Assemblymember Dov Hikind is “demanding that local libraries ban all VHS tapes,” after a grandmother discovered the Austin Powers movie she borrowed for her grandkids had porno footage taped at the end. Hikind fumed that “the local library can be unsafe for young children,” but didn’t elaborate on how one incident justifies the lost […]

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