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Read these banned books

This new interactive recommended reading list presents readers with a different banned or challenged book to explore each week!

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Unite Against Book Bans

Help stop book banning.

Unite Against Book Bans is a national initiative to empower readers everywhere to stand together in the fight against censorship.

Unite Against Book Bans
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Plan your reading journey!

Track your progress, discover new stories, and inspire a year of reading with ALA's 2023 reading challenge planner!

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News and Updates

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The Beatles Get Back to Texas Library … 40 Years Late

Have you ever loved something that you've checked out from the library SO MUCH that you forgot to return it-for more than four decades?! A cassette tape that was checked out 44 years ago from San Antonio Public Library's (SAPL) Westfall branch was finally returned this month to SAPL. The tape (or "phonotape," according to the packaging), which features an interview with John Lennon and ...
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Holidays Gifts for Book Lovers of All Ages

Searching for gifts for the book lovers in your life (or yourself) this holiday season? The American Library Association (ALA) has you covered, with everything ...
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U.S. Book Challenges Update

Book challenges and bans are increasing in libraries and schools throughout the United States. To help spread the word about these activities and efforts to ...
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Helena Bonham Carter Named First Female President of the London Library

Actor Helena Bonham Carter has embodied many roles throughout her career, from the Queen of England (Henry VIII; The King's Speech) to an animated corpse in ...

Libraries Are Awesome!

When most people think "library" they think books, and while that is certainly true, they're also so much more. Explore all the ways libraries are so great and how you can support them!

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What Libraries Do

From promoting literacy to building community, learn about all the great things libraries do.

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For Book Lovers

Library users are passionate readers, and we've got resources for all varieties of book lovers.

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I Love My Librarian!

Is your librarian a superhero? Show some love and nominate them for the I Love My Librarian Award!

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Get Involved

Help spread the word about the value of the library to neighbors, friends, and decision-makers.

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Library Champions

I Love Libraries is funded by the Library Champions program, which supports ALA's efforts to provide free public awareness materials and resources to demonstrate the value and impact of libraries.

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