Feb 2, 2013 — A small-town library in Colorado is lending more than just books. Patrons can now check out seeds and farm them. After the crops are harvested, the patrons return the seeds from the best fruits and vegetables so the library can lend them out to others.
Aug 18, 2012 — Instead of throwing the book at parents who use the library as a babysitting center, one librarian is developing a program for the kids that includes mentoring and tutoring.
May 27, 2011 — The Los Angeles Unified School District plans to lay off thousands of employees, due to a budget shortfall. The cuts include 85 school librarians — who have been told that they no longer count as teachers. Many must defend their jobs, facing questions from the district's lawyers.
Aug 9, 2010 — Officials apparently found a way to save Camden, N.J.'s libraries by joining them to the county's.
Aug 6, 2010 — Camden, N.J is threatening to close its three libraries by year's end due to a lack of money. It's rare for entire systems to close.