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Banning books silences stories: Reading a banned book celebrates your intellectual freedom

Posted in Explore and Discover, Parents and Teachers on September 18, 2018 at 6:00 am

by Melissa Rhoades Banned Books Week is September 23–29 this year. Did you know that at least 23 of the 100 books on PBS’s 2018 Great American Read book list have been banned or threatened with a ban in the United States? That means almost one-fourth of America’s “most loved” novels (as determined by popular […]

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Nominations open for the 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Posted in News on September 5, 2018 at 6:00 am

You can honor your librarian with a nomination for the 2018 I Love My Librarian Award. The award invites library lovers from across the country to recognize how their librarians transform their communities and improve lives. Our nation’s librarians transform their communities, schools and campuses, improving the lives of the people they serve eve […]

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Librarian-inspired reads to celebrate ALA’s 139th birthday

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on October 6, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kelsey Hudson On this day 139 years ago the American Library Association (ALA) was formed with the intent of making it easier and cheaper for librarians to continue their work. In honor of ALA’s 139th birthday, I decided to pull together a list of some of the most fascinating books and movies about librarians. Now […]

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