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  • Florida librarians create fake patron to keep books

    January 4, 2017 7:22 PM

    SORRENTO - To keep infrequently used library books on shelves, two Florida librarians created a fictitious person to take out tomes, and now the county has since requested a system-wide audit of its libraries. The Orlando Sentinel reports Chuck Finley checked out 2,361 books at the East Lake County Library... more »
  • School uniform and supply drive to be held this weekend at Bluebonnet library

    August 19, 2016 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A drive will be held on Saturday for school supplies and uniforms for students who have been impacted by the recent severe weather and flooding. Donations for the drive will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bluebonnet Regional... more »
  • Man arrested at library for soliciting sex to a minor

    August 10, 2016 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man was arrested at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library for soliciting sex to a minor that he planned to meet. Henry Breazeale, 58, had been communicating via email with a 15-year-old girl named Britney. Breazeale admitted that he went to the East Baton Rouge... more »
  • Library vandalized in Belle Chasse

    May 16, 2016 12:26 PM

    BELLE CHASSE- The Belle Chasse library was vandalized earlier this month and has resulted in more patrols in the area. On May 7th and 8th, the library’s courtyard book drop was smeared in the inside with what appeared to be whipped cream cake icing, according to library staff. The... more »
  • Obama, first lady review library design proposals

    May 1, 2016 3:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is reviewing design proposals for his future presidential library from the seven architectural firms chosen as finalists. The White House says the president's wife, Michelle, joined him at Sunday's meeting in Washington with staff of the Barack Obama Foundation. The foundation plans to build the... more »
  • Poster outside EBR library prompts talk about how police are perceived Play Video

    March 15, 2016 7:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A controversial mystery is unfolding in the front yard of a library. As library officials constructed a display of posters made by Woodlawn Middle School students, one struck a nerve: a poster depicting police brutality featuring a shadowy figure appearing to be a police officer pointing... more »
  • Library book club to go back in time this weekend

    February 19, 2016 7:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Saturday, the Baton Rouge library will start its One Book, One Community reading event that features Kingfish: The Reign of Huey P. Long . The book by Richard D. White, Jr., was selected as the novel for 2016. The One Book, One Community program was started... more »
  • Metro councilman shocked many people still go to the library Play Video

    January 27, 2016 11:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A simple item on Wednesday's Metro Council agenda about leasing space for a temporary downtown library turned into a bizarre discussion about how many people visit libraries and the economic differences between people on either side of town. The library board wants to spend $14,583.33 a... more »
  • Library looking for mystery lovers Play Video

    December 29, 2015 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Someone popped the question on top of the East Baton Rouge Main Library on Goodwood Blvd. The library is trying to track down the mystery couple. Tuesday morning they found "Marry Me?" spelled out in rocks on the rooftoop. They believe the proposal likely happened Monday night... more »
  • Popular Livingston Parish library expanding

    December 8, 2015 5:29 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The most popular library branch in Livingston Parish is set for a more than $3 million expansion. The Denham Springs-Walker branch sees about 200,000 people each year. That's equal to the other four Livingston Parish libraries put together. With all the growth going on in the parish... more »
  • Library secures real estate firm to help locate new BR location

    November 19, 2015 8:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The library secured a real estate company to help it find a location for a new south branch. A spokesperson said Sperry Van Ness / Graham, Langlois & Legendre, LLC was hired to find a viable site somewhere in the southern part of East Baton Rouge... more »
  • BRAC announces support for renewing EBR library tax

    October 12, 2015 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Area Chamber announced Monday they supported renewing a property tax which covers more than 98 percent of the East Baton Rouge Library system's budget. Voters approved the ten-year dedicated tax in 1995 and 2005. Without it, the library wouldn't be able to stay... more »
  • EBR Parish Library's Maker Faire Play Video

    September 21, 2015 8:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Library is putting on a free Maker Faire that will feature a variety of craftsmen displaying what they "make" and teaching others about the skill. The event is described as 1/3 science fair, 1/3 craft show and 1/3 something new entirely. The Maker... more »
  • New Orleans Mid-City library has to find new home

    September 20, 2015 7:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Public Library's Mid-City branch has to find a new home in a hurry. The building where the branch is located won't renew its lease, which expires Oct. 31. Library board chairman Bernard Charbonnet says that the owner, ACV VI LLC of Norcross, Georgia, has... more »
  • Baton Rouge library applies for permit for new branch

    July 8, 2015 7:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Library has applied for a building permit to replace its downtown River Center branch. The new 50,000-square-foot branch is budgeted at $19 million. Mary Stein, assistant library director, says construction documents for the new branch are currently being reviewed by the library system... more »
  • Baton Rouge Library tax on Oct. 24 ballot

    June 11, 2015 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish Library System will hold a property tax increase election this fall. The Baton Rouge Metro Council approved holding the election Wednesday night. Residents with $150,000 properties would see their bills rise from $80.85 a year to $83.25 a year, and residents with... more »
  • Metro Council approves library tax

    June 11, 2015 7:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Library System will hold a property tax increase election this fall. The Baton Rouge Metro Council approved holding the election Wednesday night. Residents with $150,000 properties would see their bills rise from $80.85 a year to $83.25 a year, and residents with $250,000... more »
  • Metro Council will vote on library tax Play Video

    June 10, 2015 9:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The library board in Baton Rouge approved asking voters to renew a tax that would keep libraries open. The Metro Council will make the final decision during their Wednesday meeting. Many Metro Council members publicly suggested the library take a cut, claiming money is needed in other... more »
  • East Baton Rouge council delay vote on library tax

    May 28, 2015 8:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council has delayed voting on how high of a property tax the library system will put on ballots next fall. Four council members were absent. The Metro Council will now vote on the library's proposed property tax at its June 10 meeting.... more »
  • Voters around Louisiana OK 49 taxes, nix 10

    May 4, 2015 3:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Voters in 28 parishes around Louisiana considered nearly 60 tax measures, and the vast majority passed. New or renewed taxes include one for libraries in New Orleans, a $175 service charge for a Bastrop fire protection district, and four for Rapides Parish schools. Slidell-area voters turned down proposals... more »
  • Library asks for tax renewal, but it'll be a few bucks more

    March 19, 2015 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The library board here approved asking voters to renew its operational tax. Following the approval Thursday night, the measure next goes before the Metro Council and, if approved there, then to voters. But, while the tax is a renewal, it will collect more than what... more »
  • Threat made at local library

    March 7, 2015 7:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said Baton Rouge police officers responded to a call at the Fairwood Branch Library where they were told a woman had a bomb strapped to her body. Previously reported as a bomb threat, Baton Rouge police told News Two that the situation turned out to... more »
  • Woman wanted for bomb threat at Fairwood Library

    March 7, 2015 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say they are looking for a woman who threatened having a bomb strapped onto her inside Fairwood Library this afternoon. The report came in around 12:10 p.m. at the branch location on 12910 Old Hammond Hwy. Police say the woman fled the... more »
  • New library in the works for St. Helena Parish Play Video

    January 28, 2015 5:07 PM

    ST. HELENA - A new library is in the works for St. Helena Parish. After complaints the current library was too small to serve the entire parish, officials went to the state to ask for funds. "Through capital outlay and appropriations, they gave us enough funds to start... more »
  • EBR Libraries seek public input for plans

    January 23, 2015 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Library system asked for the public's input in creating a Strategic Plan to improve library services. The library system will hold Strategic Plan Public Input Meetings to gather suggestions on how to improve programs and services. Officials plan to make changes... more »
  • Man accused of rape in SU law library

    January 9, 2015 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University Police accused a 32-year-old Georgia man of raping a woman in the school's law library last semester. SUPD said Shaboyd Cannon of Gray, Ga. surrendered Friday to an arrest warrant for forcible rape. Investigators said on Aug. 20 Cannon forced himself on a... more »
  • Show off your antiques, Attic Treasures at the library Play Video

    November 21, 2014 5:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - If you have any antiques or collectibles lying around the house, you can find out how much your Hidden Treasures are worth this weekend at the East Baton Rouge Library. You can bring up to three antique books, guns, jewelry, pottery or war artifacts to be... more »
  • Journal indicates FSU shooter suspected government

    November 20, 2014 2:28 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, FL - Police say they have a journal and videos that indicate a gunman who shot three students at Florida State University's library believed the government had targeted him. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo said Thursday that Myron May was armed with a .380 semi-automatic handgun and reloaded at... more »
  • Body found near EBR library

    November 19, 2014 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The sheriff's office responded to reports of a body found outside a Baton Rouge library Wednesday morning. An EBRSO spokesperson said the body was found in a stretch of woods near the library at 9200 Bluebonnet. Deputies did not release any information identifying the person,... more »
  • Celebrate Halloween a day early Play Video

    October 30, 2014 7:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Halloween isn't until Friday, but there are plenty of spooky celebrations scheduled tonight across the area. The Baton Rouge Police Department is hosting Boo with the Blue from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The event is family-friendly and will include a haunted house, food and games a costume contest.... more »
  • Find a new book, meet your favorite author at LA Book Festival Play Video

    October 27, 2014 7:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You can meet your favorite author and find your next book at this year's Louisiana Book Festival. Rebecca Hamilton from the State Library joined Kylie Dixon on 2une In this morning to tell you what to expect this weekend. This is the 11th year of the... more »
  • Hundreds show up to mini makers faire Play Video

    September 20, 2014 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Inventors and compaines got their first chance to show off their products at the Mini Makers Faire at the Library at Goodwood Satuday. Everything from 3-D printing to fashion to ice cream making bicycles were on display. Robb Perkins with Acadian Robotics, a company that... more »
  • Clinton, Bush launching new scholars program

    September 8, 2014 3:10 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are launching a new scholars program at four presidential libraries, aiming to help academics and business leaders learn more about presidential leadership. The 42nd and 43rd presidents are speaking at an event Monday at the Newseum to announce the... more »
  • Teen sex video filmed in public library

    July 18, 2014 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a 17-year-old for posting a video onto Facebook of two teens having sex in a public library. Donovann Gordon faces a charge of indecent behavior with a juvenile. According to investigators, Gordon filmed a 13-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl having sex in the... more »
  • Plenty of options with library summer reading programs Play Video

    May 20, 2014 7:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - School is out for summer, but learning and reading never stop. You and your kids can continue to explore new books through the East Baton Rouge Parish Library's Summer Reading Program. Pabby Arnold joined us on 2une In Tuesday to tell us all about it. ... more »
  • Mixed bag for local tax elections

    April 5, 2014 10:44 PM

    GREENSBURG- Voters in St. Helena Parish were the only ones to deny a tax in a Saturday election. The tax would have funded the sheriff's office. It failed 65% to 35%. Just shy of 2000 people voted in the election. Voters in Livingston and Iberville Parishes approved tax items... more »
  • New Main Library nearing soft opening Play Video

    January 11, 2014 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The new Main Library on Goodwood Boulevard won't officially open until mid-April, but you'll get the chance to get inside before then. The new $35 million environmentally friendly library is double the size of the old main library. It offers 140 computers and a half million... more »
  • Seniors feel better when they use the Internet

    December 25, 2013 9:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The public library provides assistance to seniors who are looking to learn how to use a computer. It's helpful, since a study recently suggested elderly people who know how to use a computer feel better. Researchers believe they lower their risk of depression by 20%. Another... more »
  • 3D printing opens new doors in Livingston Play Video

    December 4, 2013 5:37 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish Main Library has a 3D printer anyone can use for five cents per gram. The machine is changing manufacturing as we know it, since it can make pieces and parts in minutes. In Livingston, people are using it to make parts they can no... more »
  • Library closes book on slow development

    October 17, 2013 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The library board is ready to cut ties with a developer whose project has yet to come to fruition. Thursday, the board voted to ask metro council to end the city's agreement with Tommy Spinosa to build a library in the planned Rouzan community. Spinosa donated land... more »
  • Livingston voters to decide on library tax

    September 21, 2013 11:10 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Voters in Livingston Parish will be asked to renew a property tax dedicated to the parish library system in a ballot measure set for April 2014. Bond attorney Jim Ryan told the Parish Council that the 10-mill property tax would be renewed for 10 years if... more »
  • Library board to consider closing the book on Rouzan branch

    September 4, 2013 10:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Thursday, people in charge of the public library system will consider the future of a proposed branch for the Southdowns area, slated to be built in the Rouzan development off Perkins Road. The six-year-old plan is still not off the ground and the library will consider if... more »
  • Lafourche officials want library money for jail

    July 5, 2013 12:25 PM

    THIBODAUX - Lafourche Parish officials say they may ask voters to decide whether taxes approved for the library system should go to a new jail instead. The Daily Comet reports that administrators and Parish Council members could have a proposal ready by the council's July 23 meeting. The cost for... more »
  • George W. Bush library opening to public

    May 1, 2013 7:58 AM

    DALLAS - The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is set to open to the public following a brief ceremony. It opens to the public Wednesday morning. The library and museum, along with the 43rd president's policy institute, are housed in the George W. Bush Presidential Center. The... more »
  • George W. Bush library dedication begins in Dallas

    April 25, 2013 10:37 AM

    DALLAS - The dedication ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center has begun. After a performance of "God Bless America," former Commerce Secretary Don Evans gave welcoming remarks. He chairs the George W. Bush Foundation. Bush and President Barack Obama, along with former Presidents Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and... more »
  • Talk of new library tabled Thursday night

    February 21, 2013 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A decision about building a library in the Rouzan development in the Southdowns community was tabled Thursday night at the Library Board meeting. A city attorney was not satisfied with how the deal was written. A library has been planned as part of the project. ... more »
  • Library branches closing for new floors

    January 4, 2013 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two branches of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library announced they would close for a few weeks for maintenance. Both the Bluebonnet Regional Branch and Delmont Gardens Branch are getting new flooring installed throughout the library. The Bluebonnet Regional Branch closed Jan. 3 and should... more »
  • Library of Congress has amassed 170 billion tweets

    January 4, 2013 3:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Library of Congress says it's amassed about 170 billion tweets since it began collecting an archive of all Twitter messages in 2010. Twitter is donating its archive to the library, going back to the first one posted in 2006. Library Director of Communications Gayle Osterberg wrote in... more »

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