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Representative Robert Garcia and a copy of Superman no. 1

Lawmaker Sworn Into Congress on Superman Comic

How cool is this? Representative Robert Garcia (D-Calif.) was sworn in to Congress earlier this month on the Constitution, with a copy of the first Superman comic—on loan from the Library of Congress (LC)—tucked underneath (along with a photo of the Peru-born lawmaker’s parents and his citizenship certificate). Garcia is a lifelong Superman fan. “I …

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Holidays Gifts for Book Lovers of All Ages

Searching for gifts for the book lovers in your life (or yourself) this holiday season? The American Library Association (ALA) has you covered, with everything from buttons, stickers, totes, and shirts proclaiming library love to posters featuring celebs and authors with their favorite books to journals and more. Let’s get started!   As book bans …

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Libraries Remember Our Vets

This Veterans Day, we’re remembering the thousands of people who have served in the U.S. armed forces throughout American history by exploring the various military and veterans collections at libraries across the U.S. They’re fascinating—and sobering—histories that reveal incredible stories of bravery, patriotism, and sacrifice. The Veterans History Project: The Veterans History Project at the …

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Game On!

It’s International Games Month! And honestly, it couldn’t have come at a better time. With the country stretched and divided over political, social, and economic issues, hopefully we can all put our differences aside and come together at our local libraries to play some games—even if for only one month. International Games Month is an …

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Ghosts in the Stacks

Books flying off shelves. Strange sounds emanating from nowhere. Sudden temperature changes in hallways and back rooms. Spectral figures floating through the stacks.  If your library is experiencing any of the above phenomena it just may be haunted! And it won’t be alone. There are many supposedly haunted libraries throughout the United States. It’s not …

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Halloween Frights (and More) From the Library of Congress

Halloween season is upon us. (Finally!) We love this time of the year here at I Love Libraries—the month-long horror-movie marathons, the costume parties, the scary (and often cheesy) haunted houses, sharing ghost stories with friends and family, chowing down on all sorts of candy and treats, and the decorations. Especially the decorations. Halloween allows …

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