Thursday, July 30, 2015

Libraries Are the Future of Manufacturing in the United States


Public libraries are becoming a one-stop shop for manufacturing in the digital age. Because libraries are investing in machines like 3-D printers, someday soon everyone with access to a public library could become an inventor or create something.
Harold Washington Library in downtown Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: NancyRoque/Wikimedia Commons)

Read more: http://www.psmag.com/nature-and-technology/libraries-are-the-future-of-manufacturing-in-the-united-states

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Boy Who Couldn’t Afford Books Asks Mailman For Junk Mail To Read; Mailman Responds Spectacularly

Because he couldn't buy books or a bus pass to the library, he'd been reading ads.

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Twelve-year-old Mathew Flores is a bit different from the rest of us. He loves junk mail. 
Until recently, advertisements were the only reading materials available to the boy. Flores loves reading so much that he approached his mailman in a Salt Lake City suburb on Friday to ask if he could have any junk mail.
The strange question prompted the mailman, Ron Lynch, to ask why. Lynch detailed Flores' response in a heartbreaking Facebook post afterward.
"Today while delivering mail to his apartment complex, I saw him reading ads, and then he asked me if I had any extra mail he could read," Lynch wrote. "He told me his wish is to have books to read. I told him the library had many, but he said they don't have a car, and couldn't afford the bus."  Read more....http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/boy-asks-mailman-junk-mail-books-read_55b6b002e4b0224d88338ba4