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Rock 'n' roll library

Ever wish the library had longer hours? In an attempt to modernize its library service, England’s Northumberland County Council is looking at potential changes. One option under consideration is the delivery of books to local pubs and post offices to overcome the issue of limited opening hours, reports the BBC.

In a related story, Alex Blumberg reports for Public Radio International’s This American Life on a promotional marriage you thought would never happen. In response to youths’ lagging interest in their local libraries, Bill Harmer, teen librarian of the Baldwin Public Library in Birmingam, Michigan, hired a rock band named The High Strung to play a series of 35 concerts inside libraries across Michigan — to intriguingly mixed results.

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