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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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Discover the Booklist Reader

I Love Libraries is a big fan of the Booklist Reader from our friends over at Booklist. It’s an invaluable tool to help readers discover new books at their libraries. It also features author interviews, top 10 lists, and more. Everything today’s book lover needs! Biz Hyzy, marketing specialist at Booklist, tells us more. September …

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NYPL’s Spider-Man Library Cards Are Super

Spider-Man is returning to the library! New York Public Library (NYPL) has partnered with Marvel Entertainment on a brand-new library card design to encourage new and existing patrons to explore all that the library has to offer, featuring classic images from Spider-Man’s first appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962. Collider writes: “Following the New …

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