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Barcelona honours Gabriel García Márquez with new library
In the digital age, building a new library filled with old-fashioned printed books seems idealistic, almost quixotic. Not so in Barcelona. The city council is about to open a new €12m (£10m) library next month, the latest instalment in a programme that dates back 20 years.
Library use in UK plummeted in 2021, but e-visits showed 18% rise during lockdown
The number of in-person visits to UK public libraries plummeted by 159m last year, as the pandemic forced branches to close around the country.
Pandemic hobby grows into plan for Africa's largest photography library
Since the pandemic forced many U.S. bookshops to close or slash prices, Ghanaian New Yorker Paul Ninson amassed 30,000 African photo books for a library he hopes will inspire the next generation of photographers back home.
Overdue book returned to British library after 50 years
A library at Britain's University of Cambridge said a recent college reunion event ended with a surprise: The return of a library book that was 50 years overdue.
Overdue book returned decades late to library in the wrong country
An overdue book was returned to a Scottish library 38 years late after being dropped off at a library 750 miles away in England.
No late fee for overdue book returned to Irish library after 64 years
A library book borrowed from the Monaghan Town Library in Ireland, 64 years ago, has been returned.
University of Michigan library closed after venomous spiders found
A University of Michigan library was closed for two days for cleaning when officials identified three venomous spiders found in the basement.

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