- 11:48 am - Friday, Aug 31, 2012
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Library officials want books in patrons’ hands, and they’re willing to drop daily late fines to keep them there.
The Columbus Metropolitan Library board voted yesterday to do away with daily fines in favor of a single, one-time penalty for each overdue book, movie or music CD.
- 2:30 pm - Monday, Apr 11, 2011
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It’s National Library Week!
In 1934, the American Library Association sent this photo to newspapers with the following caption:
When a feller finds a book friend at the public library, everything else is forgotten. These youngsters are following the example of Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, Thomas A. Edison, Charles A. Lindbergh and other boys who found in library books knowledge which helped them later in life to make notable contributions to the world’s progress.
The Dispatch’s “Look Back” blog has more on how National Library Week has evolved over the years.