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California Governor Pens Love Letter to Libraries

We’re still buzzing from National Library Week (NLW), which wrapped on Saturday, April 29. The awareness, advocacy, and love for libraries, librarians, and library workers that we saw throughout the country was outstanding. While it would be a near-impossible task for us to highlight every single way that libraries were championed during NLW 2023, one …

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Get It at Your Library … Anything!

The popular conception that libraries are simply book repositories has been turned on its head over the years, with libraries expanding to offer a myriad of services and materials for their communities. They lend items like museum passes, games, musical instruments, and tools. Library programming brings communities together for entertainment, education, and connection through book …

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Take Action for Libraries!

Today is Take Action for Libraries Day, an annual day of action during National Library Week! From Congress to local library boards, our elected officials need to hear from library supporters at all levels of government. This year, library advocates like you are joining together to tell Congress to protect the freedom to read and …

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Top 10 Challenged Books of 2021

The Top 10 Challenged and Banned Books of 2021

Libraries stand up for everyone’s right to read, even materials that might be considered controversial. This week, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF)—which tracks censorship attempts in libraries and schools—announced their list of the top 10 most challenged books of 2021. Last year, ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 729 challenges to …

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