May 2008
American Libraries;May2008, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p30
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This section offers news briefs related to libraries around the world. Two primary schools in Bristol, England, have withdrawn storybooks about same-sex relationships after objections from Muslim parents. Architect Jan Kaplický has appeared on Czech television to defend his plans for a futuristic Czech National Library. The National Library Board of Singapore launched a prototype mobile library service that will bring books and other materials to the underserved.


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