by Andrew Adkins, courtesy of The Roanoke TimesSix-year-old Rayjon Johnson is thrilled about Roanoke’s new “Books on Buses” initiative.  “I like it because I get to read books to everybody and I get to get on the bus,” he said. READ MORE
by Ed Karvoski, Jr., courtesy of Community AdvocateSharon Lux, library director at Fay School for pre-kindergarten through grade nine, received the Ellen Berne Pathfinder Award at the Massachusetts School Library Association’s annual conference, held March 1 at the University of Massachusetts Conference Center in Amherst. READ MORE
by Lisa M. Ward, N.B.C.T., Librarian, Granby High School; Librarian, Granby Evening School, and Deborah K. Marshall, Department Chair, Career & Technical Education, Granby High School (VA) READ MORE
The Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building, the headquarters of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, was used by several noted Texas authors, including James Michener, Walter Prescott Web, and Jack "Jaxon" Jackson, for research and inspiration. The library and archives opened in 1961 to house and protect Texas' historical treasures and to support and improve library services in the state. READ MORE
By Steve ZaluskyWhen Ciro Scardina, librarian at the John G. Whittier School in Staten Island New York,  arrived at P.S. 18 about four years ago, his leadership abilities were obvious to all.As Donna Desantis, his nominator for Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award, wrote, “He carries himself with confidence and he is authoritative without being overbearing or bossy.” READ MORE
by Robert Behre, courtesy of the Post and CourierCynthia Hurd worked her way up Charleston County’s (SC) library system to become manager of one of its busiest branches, but those who knew her best say she was much more.  One of the nine victims of Wednesday’s church shooting, Hurd spent her life helping people, particularly helping them become educated, said Jamie Thomas, the library system’s spokeswoman and Hurd’s friend. READ MORE
*/ The Athens–Clarke County (Ga.) Library Pinewoods branch is a small library with a big heart. Located in a mobile home park and housed in a double-wide manufactured home, the library serves 19,000 in thegreater Athens area. READ MORE
by A. McKinnon, courtesy of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public LibraryBucking national trends, the Saint Paul Public Library recently extended hours at seven of its locations.  The reinstatement of evening hours came after a intense 2014 budget season in the City of Saint Paul.  Spirited discussions and philosophical debates about library funding mechanisms led to a rare veto, and even rarer veto override by the City Council. READ MORE
by Linda Arntzenius, courtesy of Town TopicsThe personal working library of famed deconstructionist philosopher Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) arrived at Princeton (NJ) University’s Firestone Library recently, and scholarly blogs and social media sites are already buzzing with the news. READ MORE