Behind The Stacks

Summer Comfort Reads

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While summer is known for lazy days and beach vacations, those of us grounded in reality are aware that before and after umbrella drinks and noon wake-up calls are often intensified workloads and overdue library books (just kidding, ask for a vacation checkout!). Potentially utter chaos. Having accepted this, you’ll want to select the perfect…

Dig the Beat

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When you think about libraries, you naturally think about books. If you drop by the Fayetteville Public Library this summer, you will quickly find that books are just the beginning. Sat., June 1 marks the kickoff celebration for FPL’s annual reading programs — for children, teens and adults. Most folks are familiar with youth reading…

It’s Easy Being Green!

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Editor’s Note: This special editorial didn’t fit in TFW’s “Green” Edition, but we didn’t want you to miss the great things the library has accomplished in being environmentally friendly. Enjoy! By Renee Mahon and Willow Fitzgibbon Much has changed since Kermie owned this color, and even the Irish, Jealous, Seasick, Inexperienced and Aliens have all…

The Unfineables

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Through this column we feature various library materials and services. However, one service that rarely gets featured is something unique to public libraries and arguably a driving force in their relevancy: free help…for practically anything. What does that look like? Read more for an insider’s view. To you, we may appear a coven of shy,…