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School libraries are essential. Learn about their benefits and how you can be an advocate.

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U.S. Book Challenges Update: December 1 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 Colorado, Iowa, California, and Virginia.
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Neil Gaiman Donates $25,000 to His Local Library

Neil Gaiman is one of our favorite authors. The mind behind The Sandman, American Gods, Coraline, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (with Terry Pratchett), and so many more fantastical books is a fierce supporter of libraries. So much so that he recently donated $25,000 to the Woodstock (N.Y.) Library. The funds will go towards a children’s reading circle, a spot for storytimes and group activities at the library’s new location when it opens next year.
Books Under Siege This Giving Tuesday

Books Under Siege This Giving Tuesday

School and public libraries across the U.S. are currently experiencing an unprecedented increase in book censorship attempts. Here are five steps you can take now to stand with libraries and protect the freedom to read.
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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.

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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