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Florida Public Library Helps Single Mom Achieve Her Academic Dreams

Libraries change lives—a fact that Mivadia Joseph can easily attest. Thanks to her public library, Joseph was able to earn her high school diploma. WPFB News details the inspiring story of how Mivadia, a Boynton Beach, Florida, resident who immigrated to the United States from Haiti 7 years ago, earned her degree while caring for …

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A Love Letter to Libraries

We’re absolutely smitten with The New York Times’ February 14 feature, “A Love Letter to Libraries, Long Overdue,” in which the newspaper sent photographers to seven states to document “the thrum and buzz in buildings once known for silence.” It was the perfect Valentine’s Day gift to the library world. The photos capture the undeniably …

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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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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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