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U.S. Book Challenges Update: April 20 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, California, and Illinois, and words from an author speaking out against book bans in New Hampshire.
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James Patterson Donates $50,000 to Librarians

In celebration of the release of his latest nonfiction book, "The Secret Lives of Booksellers & Librarians," author James Patterson is honoring select American Library Association members with bonuses.
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The Secret Life of Librarians

Yesterday, the Carnegie Corporation unveiled The Secret Life of Librarians, a new online series that explores the unexpected stories of librarians across the country and their contributions as civic heroes who are improving lives and bringing communities together. And the 10 recipients of the 2024 I Love My Librarian Award are at the series' heart.
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Library of Congress Adds Green Day, ABBA, Notorious B.I.G., and More to National Recording Registry

The Library of Congress has added 25 recordings to the National Recording Registry, enshrining them as audio treasures worthy of preservation for all time based on their cultural, historical, or aesthetic importance in the nation’s recorded sound heritage.

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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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School Libraries

Schools with a strong school library program ensure their students have the best chance to succeed.

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Fight Censorship

Libraries and schools are experiencing unprecedented levels of attempts to remove books from their shelves.

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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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Become a Friend

Friends groups can literally make the difference between a budget increase and cut for their libraries.

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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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