Brooklyn Public Library researchers answered 3.5 million questions in 2013, records show - NY Daily News. "Despite the advent of online search engines, the number of library queries rose by 10% last year — the highest since at least 2009, according to new BPL data."
Celebrate National Library Week - 5 Good Reasons to Take Your Kids to the Library Today. "When kids are read to, their brain cells are literally turned on, and existing links among brain cells are strengthened and new cell links are formed."
At a Human Library event at the Santa Monica Public Library, a police detective "book" talks to two "readers." Human Library events and projects, which are held at libraries across the country, allow participants to "check out" volunteers and have conversations about their life experiences.