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Italy wants Prisoners to Read

In Calabria, a southern region of Italy, Prisoners who read books can actually decrease their prison sentences.

The regional council of Calabria, in southern Italy, has approved a bill to reduce jail time for three days for each book read. It would be capped at 48 days in one year – amounting to 16 books in 12 months.

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Second Life Library Opening

bq.The Alliance Library System and the Second Life Library/Info Island collaborative group of librarians are pleased to announce the grand opening and a host of activities planned for Second Life residents scheduled October 12-14, 2006. All events will be held in Second Life and are free to residents.

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A Truly Virtual Library

Since my first take on Second Life, there have been a lot of things happening in the space. One of the most interesting for me personally is the launch of the “Second Library Library 2.0(Second Life Library 2.0)”:http://secondlifelibrary.blogspot.com/. There was an “earlier project(Turning the Pages at the SL Public Library)”:http://www.dragonscoveherald.com/blog/index.php?p=629 (hence the 2.0).

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Reagan Library Cat

Most presidential libraries don’t have their own cats. The “Reagan Library(Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library)”:http://www.reaganlibrary.com/ apparently “does(600-pound cat prowling close to Reagan Library)”:http://www.dailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,200~20954~2720120,00.html, but they wish it would go somewhere else.

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Ancient Libraries in the News

The Villa of the Papyri has reopened but the new Library of Alexandria , suffered of all things, fire damage .

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Anti-Presidential Library

Many Presidents have their own libraries, including Bill Clinton and the Clinton President Center . Now someone is starting a Counter Clinton Library .

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Military Libraries and Children

Libraries on military bases work hard to serve a patron group many would not think of: children

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Church Library Thoughts

This article takes a look at what is involved in establishing and maintaining a church library .

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Evolving Legal Librarians

Advances in technology have made the task of a legal librarian both more efficient and more complex.

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Heart Library Controversy

The practice of the Green Lane Hospital in regards to a Heart Library is causing quite a bit of upset in New Zealand