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1 Libraries and the Future: It was never just about the books!

2 There will be prizes! A little Library Trivia 1. What library is the Worlds Largest Library? (according to the Guinness Book of World Records) 2. Which is greater – the number of McDonalds or the number of Public Libraries in the United States? The Library of Congress which houses 34.5 million books, plus maps, photos, recording and other special collections on 838 miles of shelving in 3 buildings. Libraries – there are 16,604 Public Libraries and library branches in the US and only 14,000 McDonalds. By the way, it is estimated that there are 122,101 libraries in the US including college, schools, government, etc.

3 Library Trivia 3. Which of these people did not work in a library? J Edgar Hoover Laura Bush Pope Pius XI Giacomo Casanova Benjamin Franklin Trick question – they all worked in a library as some point in their lives. I wonder if overdue fines are a federal offense?

4 Library Trivia 4. What was the highest price ever paid for a book? The Codex Leicester is a collection of largely scientific writings by Leonardo da Vinci. The codex is named after Thomas Coke, later created Earl of Leicester, who purchased it in Of Leonardo's 30 scientific journals, the Codex may be the most famous of all. $30.8 Million Dollars

5 Library Trivia 5. Which of the following actors and/or actresses did not play a librarian during their career? Rene Russo Donna Reed Noah Wyle Jo Anne Worley Katharine Hepburn Shirley Jones

6 5. Which of the following actors and/or actresses did not play a librarian during their career? Rene Russo Donna Reed Noah Wyle Jo Anne Worley Katharine Hepburn Shirley Jones Library Trivia

7 Libraries Are Dead

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14 My Library Science Graduating Class

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20 The Original Tablet

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28 1 in 3 people in the US do not have internet access in their home.

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30 Join the Library Use the Library Talk about the Library Donate to the Library

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32 Andrea Berstler Director Wicomico Public Library Wicomico Public Library / Pittsville Branch Centre Branch / Bivalve Station / Bookmobile Supporting Education, Enriching Lives, Building Community W


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