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What’s the Best Book That’s Been Made Into a Great Movie?

Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. This week, Alice Gregory and Charles McGrath discuss the best literature that’s succeeded on the big screen.

Judy Blume makes plea to New York mayor for library funds

Author calls the restoration of the city’s library budget a ‘no-brainer’, while culture minister Ed Vaizey accepts a challenge from writer Alan Gibbons to debate the health of public libraries

Lessons from 2015’s Best Small Library in America

When Gale Bacon became director of the Belgrade (MT) Community Library (BCL) the roof was leaking. In addition, the library budget was running in the red and being kept afloat by loans from the city coffers. Moreover, the library had not kept pace with the rapid growth the area was experiencing. Nine years later, BCL was selected by Library Journal and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as the Best Small Rural Library in the country. How did she do this? What can public librarians learn from her experience to improve their own libraries?

France’s libraries discovering a new lease of life beyond just books

Seminars, events and cafes are helping some formerly staid institutions reinvent themselves as social ‘third spaces’ beyond work and the home