Books / Education / Local / Virginia

Libraries evolving to meet readers’ changing habits

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — During a Technology Petting Zoo at Harrisonburg’s public library on Feb. 11, city resident Milla Sue Wisecarver, 62, learned how to check out books. But she didn’t use a card and get a traditional book made of paper products. She used her iPad and downloaded an electronic file. Susan Versen, the … Continue reading

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Education / U.S. News

James Patterson giving another $250,000 to school libraries

    NEW YORK (AP) — Just two weeks after launching a $1.25 million project to help publicschool libraries, James Patterson is adding another $250,000. The best-selling author has received more than 10,500 applications for funding, and Patterson announced Monday March 23, 2015, he wants to keep up with the “immediate and overwhelming response.” The … Continue reading