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5 Reasons to Love Your Library

Did you know April 13 to April 19 is National Library Week? The American Library Association (ALA) designates this holiday on the second week of every April to celebrate the contributions of libraries…

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Why Should You Care About Banned Books? (Video)

This week (Sept. 30 to Oct. 6) is the 30th annual Banned Books Week. But why should we care about banned books? In this video essay, journalist and commentator Bill Moyers gets to the heart of …

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You Can’t Read These: Top 10 Banned Books

This week (September 30 to October 6, 2012) is the 30th annual Banned Books Week, an event that celebrates the freedom to read, as well as aiming to raise awareness of how many books are challenged or…

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Libraries Are Closing: 5 Lost Skills

I’ve been thinking a lot about my childhood experiences of visiting my local library and bookmobile each week. I remember the first book “loaned” to me: Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hatches The Egg. It saddened …

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Books On Bikes For Good

When I was growing up, back to school time ushered in the bookmobile to my block. Once a week, the local library would load books into a van and bring them to the families in my neighborhood. The comm…

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Love Your Community on Valentine’s Day

For many people, Valentine’s Day is hard because they are alone without a special someone or separated from their loved one. For others, the pressure to buy that "perfect" gift causes them so much str…

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Go Green, Go to the Library

The American Library Association has designated September as Library Card Signup Month. Now this may seem like a novel observance, but in my book, it is seriously cool. There's the reading, there's th…

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