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  • Oklahoma State University library wins excellence award 
    Updated: May-05-15 3:05 am

    STILLWATER, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma State University library is being honored for its series of Science Café programs on the oil and gas industry.

  • Officials looking at new sites for Indiana archives building 
    Updated: May-04-15 4:19 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - State officials are considering new Indianapolis sites for a proposed state archives building after state lawmakers blocked the project from being built along the city's downtown canal.

  • Voters around Louisiana OK 49 taxes, nix 10 
    Updated: May-03-15 6:46 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Voters in 28 parishes around Louisiana considered nearly 60 tax measures, and the vast majority passed. New or renewed taxes include one for libraries in New Orleans, a $175 service charge for a Bastrop fire protection district, and four for Rapides Parish schools.

  • Washington County chess academy builds focus, confidence 
    Updated: May-03-15 10:13 am

    HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - On any given Sunday, many kids can be found lounging at home playing video games, watching TV or playing with friends, but for one group of children, weekend afternoons have been spent learning the game of chess.

  • Gainesville toddler reads 1,000 books before age of 2 
    Updated: May-03-15 9:41 am

    GAINESVILLE, Georgia - Clementine Connolly spends most of her days reading. At the breakfast table, she reaches for her book much like an adult would reach for the morning newspaper. At night before going to sleep, she curls up in bed with another book. Yet, she's not even 2 years old.

  • Illinois clears major hurdle for Obama library in Chicago 
    Updated: May-01-15 10:12 pm

    CHICAGO - One of the remaining obstacles to building Barack Obama's presidential library in his hometown of Chicago fell away when Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday strengthening the city's legal ability to build the project on public park land.

  • Illinois clears major hurdle for Obama library in Chicago story has photos
    Updated: May-01-15 7:59 pm

    CHICAGO - One of the remaining obstacles to building Barack Obama's presidential library in his hometown of Chicago fell away when Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday strengthening the city's legal ability to build the project on public park land.

  • Police groups object to 'Don't Shoot' art piece in Madison 
    Updated: May-01-15 5:03 pm

    MILWAUKEE - Police advocacy groups in Wisconsin on Friday objected to a painting displayed at the Madison Public Library that shows an African-American boy pointing a toy gun at three riot police officers who have their weapons aimed at the child, calling it inflammatory and biased.

  • Illinois governor signs Obama library, Lucas museum bill 
    Updated: May-01-15 4:26 pm

    CHICAGO - Gov. Bruce Rauner has approved a measure paving the way for Chicago to use park land for Barack Obama's presidential library and filmmaker George Lucas' museum.

  • Nashville library helps mark 5th anniversary of 2010 floods 
    Updated: May-01-15 3:34 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Nashville Public Library is helping to mark the fifth anniversary of the historic May 2010 floods that affected much of Middle and West Tennessee.

  • Cost at center of battle for control of Lincoln Library 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 6:03 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Two officials fighting for control of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum differed Thursday on how much it costs to operate.

  • Obama pushes reading through e-book, library initiatives 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 12:21 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama announced Thursday that major book publishers will provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students and that he is seeking commitments from local governments and schools nationwide to provide library cards to all students.

  • Group to open Minnesota's only tool-sharing library 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 11:26 am

    MINNEAPOLIS - A new kind of library is coming to Minneapolis that lets members borrow tools such as hedge trimmers and power saws.

  • New headstone to be dedicated at Civil War soldier's grave 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 9:56 am

    TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - For some reason, John E. Wilkins carried a pocket notebook and pen, writing down his experiences as a Union soldier, day after day, from the onset of the Civil War until its conclusion.

  • Tennessee archives to hold workshop on digital resources 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 4:05 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee State Library and Archives is announcing a free workshop about using digital resources that include maps, photos and other materials of historical significance.

  • All clear after Towson University library is evacuated 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 8:35 pm

    TOWSON, Maryland - Towson University officials have given an all-clear after the school's library and media center were evacuated after a man called school police and said he was in the library with a gun.

  • Wichita's Carnegie Library celebrates 100 years 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 1:12 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - Wichita is getting ready to celebrate the centennial of a landmark library building that was constructed with a $75,000 grant from businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.

  • Illinois lawmakers fast-track OKs for Obama, Lucas museums 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 7:27 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - With fast-track votes, Illinois lawmakers pushed through legislation Thursday to ensure that Chicago can use public park land as a potential site for President Barack Obama's presidential library, while also paving the way for Star Wars creator George Lucas' proposed museum on the city's lakefront.

  • Group blasts state over Obama library, Lucas museum bill 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 4:40 pm

    CHICAGO - A group opposed to building Barack Obama's presidential library on park land and the Lucas Museum near Lake Michigan says a bill by state lawmakers that bolsters both efforts does not change the fact that what the city is pushing for is illegal.

  • Emanuel praises vote for Obama library, Lucas museum bill 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 3:41 pm

    CHICAGO - Mayor Rahm Emanuel says legislation beefing up Chicago's legal grounds to use public park land as potential sites for Barack Obama's presidential library and George Lucas' proposed museum will benefit residents and visitors for generations to come.

  • Bill would clear building of Obama Library, Lucas museum 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 8:46 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A bill has been introduced in the Illinois Legislature that would ensure the city of Chicago has legal authority to build on park land President Barack Obama's library and George Lucas' proposed museum.

  • Louisiana Children's Museum wins national award 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 9:58 am

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Children's Museum is among 10 museums and libraries from coast to coast being awarded the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the national Institute of Museum and Library Services said Tuesday.

  • Craig library wins national award for community contribution 
    Updated: Apr-21-15 3:43 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Craig public library is among 10 winners of a national award for its contributions to the southeast Alaska town.

  • East Lansing library receives anonymous $1.5M gift 
    Updated: Apr-21-15 6:31 am

    EAST LANSING, Michigan - East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett says an anonymous donor's gift of $1.5 million to the library is easily the largest contribution the city has ever received.

  • Plan to settle $3.2M in illegally collected tax is approved 
    Updated: Apr-18-15 1:05 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A Pulaski County judge has approved a plan to settle a 2008 case involving $3.2 million in illegally collected property tax revenue.