1. snopes.com: 'Happy Days' Promoted 500% Increase in Library Card Applications? ••••
Did a 1977 'Happy Days' episode promote a 500% increase in library card applications?
  ...episode of Happy Days aired, the American Library Association reported a nationwide 500% increase in library card applications from children....
  ...Happy Days: "Richie goes to a local college and Fonzie takes him to the library to meet some girls." For a sitcom in the 70s, this is standard stuff, but...
  ...from standard. Millions of kids watching the show see the Fonz take out a library card — his first, mind you, which is a big deal by Happy Days...
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:45:54 GMT http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/librarycards.asp

2. snopes.com: Sinking Library ••••
A college library is sinking because the architect failed to take the weight of the books into account.
  ...Claim: A famed college library is sinking into the ground because its architect failed to take the weight of the books into account. Example:...
  ...different people claiming that their alma mater (or someone else's) built a library but did not factor in the weight of books. After the building was...
  ...Origins: A widespread belief at any number of colleges is that the school's library is slowly sinking into the ground because the architect failed to...
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:47:44 GMT http://www.snopes.com/college/halls/sinking.asp

3. snopes.com: Kansas City Library ••••
Photograph shows a library facade lined with giant-sized representations of books?
  ...Claim: Photograph shows a library facade lined with giant-sized representations of books. Example: [Collected via e-mail, December 2009] Supposedly...
  ...of the Kansas City Library in Kansas City Mo. Kansas City has 30 branch libraries under the umbrella of the Mid-Continent Public Library network....
  ...Library network. Unfortunately, their website does not depict any of the libraries. I want to know if this photograph is legit. Origins: Our first...
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:44:19 GMT http://www.snopes.com/photos/architecture/kclibrary.asp

4. snopes.com: Library of Congress 78 RPM Archive ••••
Is the Library of Congress transferring its entire audio collection to 78 RPM platters?
  ...Claim: The Library of Congress is transferring its entire audio collection to 78 RPM platters. Example: [Collected via e-mail, March 2009] Another...
  ...Another interesting bit about how things last — the Library of Congress completed a study on the best medium for near-permanent archiving of their...
  ...conceit represented in the example quoted above, which maintains that the Library of Congress resolved the thorny issue of which medium to use for...
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:35:41 GMT http://www.snopes.com/music/media/loc78rpm.asp

5. snopes.com: Book Bind
Is the New Orleans Public Library seeking book donations?
  ...Public Library is soliciting book donations. Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2006] Seeking Book Donations The New Orleans Public Library...
  ...The New Orleans Public Library is asking for any and all hardcover and paperback books for people of all ages in an effort to restock the shelves after...
  ...families or sold for library fundraising. Please send your books to: Rica A. Trigs, Public Relations New Orleans Public Library 219 Loyola Avenue...
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:13:14 GMT http://www.snopes.com/katrina/charity/library.asp

6. snopes.com: Backwards Buildings •••
Was an odd-looking campus building built backwards by mistake?
  ...handles the main access on the opposite side. Sometimes (e.g. Douglas Library at Queen's University in Canada) while the fancier entranceway now opens...
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:19:19 GMT http://www.snopes.com/college/halls/backward.asp

7. snopes.com: Valentin Mikhaylin Appeal •••
Does a student in Russia named Valentin Mikhaylin need your financial assistance?
  ...I send you this message from a library of our small city and I hope very much that this message has reached your address. My name is Valentin, I'm a...
  ...for any inconvience caused by this message. I sent you this message from a library of our small city and I pray for your help. My name is Valentin. I'm...
  ...Thanks to the internet access at our library I was able to find several e-mail addresses and I decided to appeal to you with a prayer in my heart for a...
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:18:10 GMT http://www.snopes.com/fraud/distress/valentin.asp

8. snopes.com: Boston Marathon Bombing Rumors •••
Rumors and conspiracy theories associated with the Boston Marathon bombing.
  ...officials had stated "There will be a controlled explosion opposite the library within one minute as part of bomb squad activities": This tweet was...
  ...Library, which is on the stretch of Boylston Street where the initial explosions occurred. A fire coincidentally broke out at the JFK Presidential...
  ...A fire and possible explosion Monday afternoon at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum prompted a full-scale investigation by local, state, and...
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:12:46 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/conspiracy/boston.asp

9. snopes.com: Thomas Jefferson & the Barbary Wars •••
Thomas Jefferson sent the U.S. Navy to subdue Barbary pirates in the Mediterranean.
  ...it from the Rare Book Section of the Library of Congress. It was one of the 6,500 Jefferson books archived in the library. Ellison, who was born in...
  ...the Library of Congress to borrow it for his ceremonial oath. Although the Library of Congress is right across the street from the Capitol, library...
  ...collection that Jefferson sold for $24,000 to replace the congressional library that had been burned by British troops the year before, in the War of...
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:36:40 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/war/jefferson.asp

10. snopes.com: Alaska Women Reject Palin Rally •••
Photographs show women at an anti-Palin rally held in Anchorage.
  ...Palin rally was to be held outside on the lawn in front of the Loussac Library in midtown Anchorage. Home made signs were encouraged, and the idea was to...
  ...library or I would have ended up in somebody's trunk. When I got there, about 20 minutes early, the line of sign wavers stretched the full length of the...
  ...I could hardly find a place to park. I nabbed one of the last spots in the library lot, and as I got out of the car and started walking, people seemed to...
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:40:41 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/palin/rally.asp



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