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Beatles cassette at SAPL.

The Beatles Get Back to Texas Library … 40 Years Late

Have you ever loved something that you’ve checked out from the library SO MUCH that you forgot to return it-for more than four decades?! A cassette tape that was checked out 44 years ago from San Antonio Public Library’s (SAPL) Westfall branch was finally returned this month to SAPL. The tape (or “phonotape,” according to …

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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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banned books map, November 18, 2022 edition

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 Michigan, South Carolina, …

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Helena Bonham Carter Named First Female President of the London Library

Actor Helena Bonham Carter has embodied many roles throughout her career, from the Queen of England (Henry VIII; The King’s Speech) to an animated corpse in love (The Corpse Bride). I Love Libraries is a massive fan of her work, but its her latest role that’s really caught our attention. It was announced yesterday that Bonham …

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ALA Executive Director Tracie D. Hall

National Book Foundation Honors ALA Executive Director with Literarian Award

Librarians across the country will be tuning in tonight as one of their own is honored at the 73rd National Book Awards in New York City. The National Book Foundation, which presents the annual awards, will honor Tracie D. Hall, executive director of the American Library Association (ALA), with its 2022 Literarian Award for Outstanding …

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Where the Wild Things Are

Wild Things … Brooklyn Loves You

Brooklynites are wild about Where the Wild Things Are. As part of its 125th anniversary, Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) has been counting down the 125 most checked-out books in its history, and Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s picture book took the top spot. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats came in second. Released in 1963, …

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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 Michigan, Texas, and …

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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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