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November/December Youth News

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by Katelyn Patterson

Summer Reading Program Updates

What better time to plan your summer than in the dead of winter! You are probably aware that theme of the 2017 Collaborative Summer Library Program manual is “Build A Better World.” I am quite excited about this theme as I think there are lots of possibilities, especially for STEM programs. 719 more words

Public Libraries

Mygov.scot information on public libraries

Have a look at the new page for information on public libraries on Mygov.scot

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More free #LibraryAtoZ greeting cards

The #LibraryAtoZ project has more free greeting cards to distribute. So, at this time of year it would be a great opportunity to send them as an extra special festive greeting to your local library funders etc and remind them of why we love our libraries. 51 more words


Censorship and Banned Books

One of the topics I recently had to go over in my classes is censorship in libraries. This topic I found to be very thought-provoking. When I first think of it, I think oh yea censorship is immoral because someone is intentionally not providing a book because of what it contains. 1,061 more words

Academic Libraries

Library Photo of the Month--December 2016

A May road trip took us to several public libraries in nearby small communities. One is the charming Black Earth Public Library. 54 more words

The Hartford Public Library Does Not Have Any Desks

When I left my corporate job to write full-time, I was too worried about losing things like income or free coffee to think much about desks. 1,299 more words