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.

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.

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)”: There was an “earlier project(Turning the Pages at the SL Public Library)”: (hence the 2.0).

Reagan Library Cat

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

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 .