How late is too late to return a library book? When I was 6 or 7 I held onto a Postman Pat book for six months thinking I had already returned it; it had been hiding under the mattress in the crib I had for my twin dolls. Recently in Maine a book was returned 200 years overdue, now that’s taking it a bit too far I think.
- Starting on May 19, the New York Public Library will be dropping books off at subway stations and on park benches.
- Students in Australia are organizing a “mass book-borrowing action” to prevent the removal of 500,000 volumes.
- In Dorset, England, a proposal has been put forth to save 20 libraries from closures by buying fewer books!
- In Chicago, robots will now retrieve library books for you.
- Elementary school students in Cohocton, NY, formed a human chain to transfer books from a library to its new facilities.
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Hee, thanks. Our library is moving two blocks down in a couple weeks; I’m in charge of our Facebook page, so I just posted your last link and asked if anybody wanted to volunteer in case our truck doesn’t show up!
I know, it’s such an awesome idea – if you end up doing it let me know!
I’m definitely going to have to find my way over to one of those subway stations! That’s just too cool to miss!
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