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Save Big at Your Library

‘Tis the season for Cyber Monday and holiday shopping promotions everywhere. But amid all the ads for once-a-year sales, don’t forget that your local library offers the biggest savings of all. A library card is far more powerful than any coupon code: Every day, your library can save you tons of money on entertainment, education, and more. Here are some of the best values you can get from your library.
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Gift Ideas for the Book Lovers in Your Life

Gift buying for book lovers is super easy, right? Just buy them some books! If only it was that simple. Since you’re here at I Love Libraries, you obviously know that readers’ wants and needs are incredibly diverse. A book that appeals to a sci-fi/fantasy enthusiast may not be a historical non-fiction lover’s cup of tea. And so on. Thankfully, there are a plethora of nonbook gift options out there for the reader in your life. We’ve compiled some of our favorites from the American Library Association and beyond for you this holiday season.
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Book Recommendations for Your Holiday Down Time

With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up, many of us will be traveling to spend time with family and friends. That could lead to a lot of free time while waiting for flights, during long car/bus rides, or before or after the big meal. If you're like us, you're going to fill that time with a book or two. (Or three depending on how voracious a reader you are.) The big question is: What to read? With so many good books out there, it can be hard to decide! Thankfully, the American Library Association (ALA) is here to help.
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U.S. Book Challenges Update: November 17 Edition

Libraries and schools across the country are experiencing unprecedented levels of attempts to ban or remove books from their shelves. I Love Libraries will continue to raise awareness by highlighting attempts to censor library materials, as well as efforts by librarians, parents, students, and concerned citizens to push back against them. This report includes news from Iowa, Utah, California, and pop singer Pink's efforts to fight book bans.

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

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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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