literacy http://www.kplu.org en PEW report: Reinventing libraries http://www.kplu.org/post/pew-report-reinventing-libraries <p>Are you the person with a neat pile of library books on your bedside table? Or maybe you're a screen person with electronic copies of the latest e-books. Whether your preference is traditional print or digital, a new report says libraries won't be giving up the old for the new but that doesn't mean they won't add some bells and whistles.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Monica Spain 7593 at http://www.kplu.org PEW report: Reinventing libraries King County Libraries unveil giant book covers http://www.kplu.org/post/king-county-libraries-unveil-giant-book-covers <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-956345.mp3</p><p>They say you can&rsquo;t tell a book by its cover.&nbsp; But maybe coming face to face with one that towers over you will entice you to read a little more.&nbsp; At least that&rsquo;s the hope of the King County Library system.</p><p>Huge, 6 foot tall posters of book jacket covers have been placed next to coffee shops, paint stores, law firms and other small businesses on main streets in Burien, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Renton, Issaquah, Kirkland and on Vashon Island.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s called the Book Cover Walking Tour.</p><p> Mon, 07 Mar 2011 23:27:23 +0000 Paula Wissel 943 at http://www.kplu.org King County Libraries unveil giant book covers