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Stories from Chinatown

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, when we pay tribute to and recognize the generations of Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders who have enriched American history and are instrumental to its present and future success. The celebration began as Asian Pacific Heritage Week in 1978, thanks to efforts by U.S. Representatives Frank Horton (R-N.Y.) and Norman Mineta (D-Calif.) and U.S. Senators ...
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US Book Censorship 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 ...

A Registry of Historic Tunes

What do Alicia Keys, Ricky Martin, Journey, Linda Ronstadt, A Tribe Called Quest, Bonnie Raitt, Wu-Tang Clan, Queen, and Buena Vista Social Club all have ...
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This Week in US Book Challenges

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 ...

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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