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National Bookmobile Day

It’s National Library Week!  And National Bookmobile Day!  National Library Week began in 1958 and is usually celebrated the second week of April.  How has the library helped you – public, school, or any other library?  177 more words

Public Libraries

Top 10 Most Challenged Books: Best-Sellers Are Also the Most Offensive

Some of today’s biggest best-sellers are also the most offensive, according to this year’s list of “Top 10 Most Challenged Books” from the American Library Association (ALA).


Libraries Change Lives

Snapshot: me, sitting cross-legged on a hardwood floor. Surrounded by shelves of books. One open in my hand. I’m so absorbed in it I forget who I am, where I am, what time it is. 558 more words

Women's Rights

Celebrate National Library Week

It’s National Library Week, which runs from April 13 to 19. This year’s theme is “Lives change @ your library®.”

Parade.com has a gallery of 10 quirky libraries across the United States. 176 more words


The Perks of Looking for the Bluest Underpants

Big news in the banned books world. The ALA’s list of the top ten most frequently challenged books of 2013 has been released. You may recognize a lot of familiar targets, including  156 more words

Banned Books

The Most Complained-About Library Book of 2013 Was...

Captain Underpants rides again!

The American Library Association has released their annual State of America’s Libraries report, which includes the list of the most “challenged” books of the previous year. 357 more words