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U.S. Book Challenges Update: March 22 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 Nebraska and Minnesota, as well as a look at the economic impact of book bans.

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Spring Cleaning at Your Library

It’s the first day of spring: What better time to clean, declutter, and refresh one’s home, workplace, and life. Libraries are no exception. Did you know that librarians regularly remove books from libraries every year? It’s called “weeding,” and it’s an essential task for a successful, thriving library. Laura Mendez, principal librarian at Carlsbad (Calif.) City Library, explains.

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