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    The Panhandle Library Access Network (PLAN) is a multi-type library cooperative, composed of members from public, academic, special, and school libraries located in the 16 counties of the Florida Panhandle. The Network is governed by a nine person Board of Directors who are elected by the membership. The headquarters is located in Panama City Beach.
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May 15, 2014
Time: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM CDT
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May 16, 2014
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Jul 25, 2014
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Library of Congress Blog

"Light and liberty go together."
  1. 214 Years Young
    The Library of Congress celebrates its 214th birthday today. Founded on April 24, 1800, thanks to an appropriation approved by Pres. John Adams of $5,000 for the purchase of “such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress.” What started with a whopping 740 books and three maps has evolved to more than […]
  2. WDL Marks 5 Years of Sharing Cultural Treasures with Globe
    (The following is an article written by Mark Hartsell, editor of the Library of Congress staff newsletter, The Gazette.) The idea was as big as the planet itself: Gather and digitize the globe’s  cultural treasures, assemble them  on one website and make them available to the world for free and in multiple languages. Such a project, […]
  3. Adiós, Gabo
    One of the most popular features in the Library of Congress Pavilion at the Library’s National Book Festival is a whiteboard on which you can write the name of a book.  Some years we ask for your favorite book.  Some years we ask what book shaped the world.  People stand a few feet back, ponder, […]
  4. Letter to the Editor
    (The following is a guest post by Barbara Bair, historian in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division.) While life posed many setbacks for Teddy Roosevelt (1858-1919), he proved himself a man who met challenges and seized his opportunities. When it came to the Spanish American War in 1898, Roosevelt carefully devised public acclaim as a […]
  5. E.L. Doctorow Awarded American Fiction Prize
    E. L. Doctorow, author of such critically acclaimed novels as “Ragtime,” “World’s Fair,” “Billy Bathgate,” “The March” and his current novel, “Andrew’s Brain,” is the second recipient of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. He will receive the award during this year’s National Book Festival, scheduled for Aug. 30 at the Walter E. Washington […]