Supporters Rally to Save Libraries

(CNN) — Students, librarians and library supporters turned out on the steps of the state capitol in Missouri Wednesday, demanding that the governor save public libraries in the state. The group Save Missouri Libraries held a rally in Jefferson City. It says Governor Jay Nixon is defunding libraries by cutting $6 million from their budget. … Continue reading »

Friends Speak Out Against OSU Porn Case

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The buzz around Oregon State University’s campus still surrounds the viral pornography video that police say was filmed in a public area of the library. Oregon State Police cited the woman on Tuesday for public indecency – making headlines around the globe. But now, friends are speaking out against the community’s reaction. … Continue reading »

Former OSU Student Cited for Porn Video

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Within several days, a 17-minute pornographic video that police say was filmed in the Valley Library at Oregon State University had 262,000 online views. On Tuesday, Oregon State Police arrested a former OSU student who they say filmed the video of herself in public, and cited and released her with a charge of public … Continue reading »

Bed bugs found at Eugene Library

Eugene, Ore. – The downtown Eugene Library is dealing with unwanted guests –bed bugs. The tiny insects were discovered earlier this month by a library patron, who found them in a chair on the third floor. More bugs were discovered in chairs on the second floor, too. Staff quickly took action – removing the infested … Continue reading »

Library Book 65 Years Overdue

SPOKANE, Wash. (CNN) — Books are filled with all different kinds of stories. One classic is proving to have created quite the mystery. Someone from Maine just returned a 1946 copy of Gone with the Wind. It was checked out decades ago in Spokane, Washington. No one knows how it made its way all the … Continue reading »

Harrisburg Raising Money for New Library

HARRISBURG, Ore. — Harrisburg library supporters are working to build a new library in town, but they’re still hundreds of thousands of dollars short of their goal. Harrisburg residents said the current library is too small and doesn’t even have enough space for all the town’s books. For the last six years, they’ve been fundraising … Continue reading »

Library Reading Program

EUGENE, Ore. – The National Center for Education says that children who read have more of an advantage over those who are not. It says children who are frequently read are more likely to count to 20, write their own names, and read or pretend to read faster than other kids. Connie Bennett, the library … Continue reading »

Library Hours Cut on Sundays

EUGENE, Ore. — This Sunday is the first Sunday of the new fiscal year in Eugene and some library goers looking to grab a book Sunday morning were met with locked doors. Instead of opening at 10:00 on Sundays, the downtown library won’t open until 1:00 p.m. on Sundays because the city is trying to … Continue reading »

National Bike Month

CORVALLIS, Ore. — May is National Bike Month and one library is getting bicyclists ready to roll at a free workshop. The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library is offering events all month, starting May 6. Every Tuesday they’ll hold a free DIY bike repair workshop. Bicyclists can learn all about flat tire repair, bike safety checks … Continue reading »

Libraries Prepare for Big Read Program

EUGENE, Ore. — The Big Read program at the Eugene Public Library is just around the corner, and this year it received a generous grant from National Endowment for the Arts. The Eugene Public Library is one of 77 organizations nationwide to receive the $16,000 grant. With that, they’re able to throw events and give … Continue reading »

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