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Terence Crowster, who has been an avid reader since he was young, solicited donations to start the Hot-Spot Library in Scottsville, Cape Town, so kids would have a safe place to connect with books. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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Longmont, Colo., library director Nancy Kerr says libraries are always looking at new opportunities to connect people with information. Rae Ellen Bichell/Mountain West News Bureau hide caption

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Public Libraries May Turn The Page For Colorado City's News Desert

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Lil Miss Hot Mess reads to children during a Drag Queen Story Hour in Brooklyn, N.Y. The event is held in libraries across the country, including, in the past, at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Archivist Amy McDonald invited some co-workers to help her re-create cherries jubilee from a university cookbook. But even with a historical paper trail, there were still things they couldn't figure out, like what to do after it starts flaming. Jerry Young/Getty Images hide caption

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Mobile Internet "hot spot" devices are now the most popular item at the Spring Hill Library in Tennessee. Courtesy of the Spring Hill Library hide caption

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For Internet To Go, Check The Library

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