A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

What does this tell book thieves?

Written June 2nd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

While we’re on the subject of libraries, allow me to call attention to this sign. It sits on a shelf in an out-of-the-way section of the Albany Public Library’s main branch, and it seems to let thieves know that they may still have time to steal something before cameras put the place under surveillance. Here’s what […]

Our libraries: What a great service!

Written June 1st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Spinning through the cable channels on Sunday, I settled on C-SPAN’s “Book TV,” where author Amity Shlaes captured my interest with her great enthusiasm for Calvin Coolidge, the subject of a biography she published in 2013. She made the 30th president sound fascinating. So I checked online, confirmed that the Albany Public Library had a copy of her book and […]

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