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Why Christmas Trees Don’t Belong in Libraries

What gets included in public libraries has been discussed more and more these days. Here is why Christmas trees should stay out. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-12-07 11:33:00 UTC ]
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The Most Popular In-Demand Books in U.S. Libraries: July-September 2022

Here are the most popular, in-demand books across US public libraries between July and September 2022. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-11-02 10:39:00 UTC ]
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What’s a Book Sanctuary?: Book Censorship News, October 14, 2022

This week's book censorship news, plus a look at US public libraries declaring themselves upholders of the First Amendment Rights of all. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-10-14 10:40:00 UTC ]
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Libraries across the country are being forced to close because of bomb threats.

In a predictable—but nevertheless horrifying—extension of the ongoing wave of book bans across the country (not to mention the bomb threats to a children’s hospital for providing gender-affirming healthcare), Motherboard has reported that at least a dozen public libraries across the country have... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-09-30 16:07:29 UTC ]
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Public Libraries Now Have To Deal With Hoax Bomb Threats

The anonymous messages come as conservatives wage a culture war over events and books with LGBTQ or racial justice themes. Continue reading at 'HuffPost'

[ HuffPost | 2022-09-23 21:22:11 UTC ]
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How to Help Libraries Affected by the Kentucky and Missouri Floodings

What public libraries in flooded regions of Missouri and Kentucky are doing for their communities + how you can support them. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-08-16 13:01:51 UTC ]
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Key Takeaways from the 2022 Urban Library Trauma Study

The groundbreaking 2022 Urban Library Trauma Study Report looks at trauma, stress, and burnout in public libraries and offer recommendations Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-07-15 14:17:00 UTC ]
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Rogers restores service following Canada-wide internet outage

On Saturday, Rogers Communications said it had restored service for the “vast majority” of customers affected by the outage that left many Canadians without access to the internet. “As our services come back online and traffic volumes return to normal, some customers may experience a delay in... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2022-07-09 16:16:23 UTC ]
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Massachusetts Secretary of State Candidate Platform Built on Book Censorship

A candidate for Massachusetts's Secretary of State is traveling to public libraries to secretly video their Pride displays. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-06-09 14:14:42 UTC ]
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French author Alice Zeniter has won the eye-popping €100,000 Dublin Literary Award.

The Art of Losing (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) by French novelist Alice Zeniter has won the prestigious Dublin Literary Award, a prize which comes with a handsome glass trophy and the world’s largest purse for a single novel published in English—a whopping €100,000. Nominations for the Dublin... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-05-24 16:21:57 UTC ]
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IBPA Tackles Book Bans

Last Thursday's Independent Book Publishers Association's “The Battle for Free Expression: Indie Publishers and Libraries in the Fight Against Censorship.” panel offered insights from digital media, public libraries, academic research, and online education on the rise in book banning. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Kentucky Hands Unprecedented Control of Public Libraries to Politicians

New legislation in Kentucky gives complete control of public library board appointments to county judge executives. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-04-19 13:08:55 UTC ]
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ALA Poll Finds Public Broadly Opposes Book Banning Efforts

The poll found that 71% of voters oppose efforts to remove books from public libraries, including majorities of voters across party lines. Furthermore, 74% of parents of public school children expressed “a high degree of confidence” in school librarians to make good decisions about which books... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-03-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Combining a Murder Mystery and Immigrant Family Story with Jane Pek

At Public Libraries Online, Jane Pek discusses her debut novel, The Verifiers, which follows Claudia Lin, an amateur sleuth who investigates the potential suitors of lovelorn New Yorkers. “When I read, above all it’s about becoming invested in the character,” Pek explains. “Once I’m invested,... Continue reading at 'The Millions'

[ The Millions | 2022-03-09 21:30:56 UTC ]
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Libraries Are More Popular Than Ever and Library Workers Don’t Earn Livable Wages: The State of U.S. Public Libraries

US public libraries are more popular than ever, but library workers are mostly not paid a livable wage: new research into library data. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-02-09 11:45:00 UTC ]
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The Most Popular In-Demand Books in U.S. Libraries: October–December 2021

Among the most popular books in US public libraries between October and December 2021 were nonfiction about mental health. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-02-04 11:41:00 UTC ]
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Maryland Lawyers Say E-book Law Is a Defense of Public Libraries

In a 25-page brief, Maryland lawyers contend that the AAP is seeking to find a copyright violation where none exists, and reiterated their contention that the state has both the authority and a compelling interest to protect public libraries from "unfair" market practices. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-02-03 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Teaching in the Age of Intolerance, by Ilan Stavans

Essay Photo by Miko Guziuk / Unsplash In his newest book, What Is American Literature? (Oxford University Press, 2022), award-winning cultural commentator, translator, and editor Ilan Stavans, the publisher of Restless Books and the Lewis-Sebring... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

[ World Literature Today | 2022-02-02 19:59:22 UTC ]
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Public Libraries Aren’t Essential Services

The pandemic is showing the holes in social safety nets across the U.S., but public libraries aren't the answer to those problems. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-01-12 11:42:00 UTC ]
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OverDrive: Record Number of Libraries Hit Million Digital Lend Mark

Leading library service provider OverDrive this week reported that a total of 121 public libraries and consortia across seven countries and from 37 U.S. states surpassed one million digital lends in 2021, a significant jump from 2020, when 102 libraries hit the mark. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-01-12 05:00:00 UTC ]
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