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U.S. Book Challenges Update

Book challenges and bans are increasing in libraries and schools throughout the United States. To help spread the word about these activities and efforts to combat them by librarians, parents, students, politicians, and concerned citizens, I Love Libraries will frequently highlight several stories on the current crisis. This roundup includes news from Ohio, Oklahoma, Virginia, …

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I Love My Librarian Award Winner Spotlight: Tammi Moe

Tammi Moe, director of Octavia Fellin Public Library (OFPL) in Gallup, New Mexico, has worked to broaden OFPL’s programming and service reach beyond the library’s walls to reach Gallup’s majority Indigenous American population. By forging strong partnerships with other city departments and community organizations, Moe has facilitated a library presence at festivals, health fairs, career …

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There’s Still Time for Summer Reading

Summer may be winding down for many kids across the U.S., but there’s still time for them to enjoy some summer reading before the new school year starts. For parents and caregivers searching for the right book for the young readers and pre-readers in their lives, these lists of new, librarian-recommended books are a great …

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Book Challenges and Bans in the News

Book challenges and bans are increasing in libraries and schools throughout the United States. To help spread the word about these activities and efforts to combat them by librarians, parents, students, politicians, and concerned citizens, I Love Libraries will highlight several stories each week on the current crisis. This roundup includes news from Florida, Illinois, …

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Found in a Library Book

Librarians find the darndest things in returned library books, everything from a petrified, half-eaten chicken sandwich to saw blades to divorce papers. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The librarians at Oakland (Calif.) Public Library have collected the treasures they’ve found in books over the years and digitized them to create the “Found …

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Show Your Librarian Some Love!

Not all superheroes wear capes, and some just happen to be librarians! Is your librarian a local hero? Do they go above and beyond in serving your community? Are they a champion for inclusivity or a defender of the freedom to read? Tell the world how awesome your librarian is by nominating them for the …

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This Week in U.S. Book Challenges

Book challenges and bans are increasing in libraries and schools throughout the United States. To help spread the word about these activities and efforts to combat them by librarians, parents, students, politicians, and concerned citizens, I Love Libraries will highlight several stories each week on the current crisis. This roundup includes reports from Indiana, New …

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Collections To Be Proud Of: Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Libraries and Archives

You’ll find them in community and health centers or inside larger university libraries, in locations across the country or fully online. LGBTQIA+ libraries and archives are relatively few and far between, comprising just a few dozen of the more than 116,000 libraries scattered throughout the United States. But despite their small footprint, the impact of …

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