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The Week in Libraries: June 14, 2024

Among the week's headlines: book banning cases heat up in the courts; South Carolina considers a restrictive new library rule for minors; and a photo generates outrage over Houston's plans for some of its school libraries. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-06-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Oklahoma Supreme Court Blocks State Effort to Ban Books from School Libraries

The decision comes after state officials oversaw the creation of new rules governing library content in schools last year and demanded that the Edmond Public School district remove two books from high school library shelves over sexual content. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-06-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: April 19, 2024

Among the week's headlines: a new report reinforces the value of school libraries; PEN America finds school book bans still surging; and an epic battle over the public library in Superman's hometown of Metropolis (...Illinois). Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-04-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Judge Weighs Preliminary Injunction in Alaska Book Banning Lawsuit

The hearing comes nearly year after administrators in the Mat-Su district, located just north of Anchorage, responded to a handful of parental complaints by pulling 56 titles from school libraries without any formal review. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-04-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Banning Will Not Stop at Schools: Book Censorship News, January 12, 2024

Public libraries need to prepare for what's happening at school libraries to happen to them. That, plus this week's book censorship news. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2024-01-12 11:40:00 UTC ]
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After Hearing, Court Set to Decide Fate of Iowa LGBTQ Book Banning Law

A federal judge is set to rule before the end of the year on two lawsuits seeking to block a controversial new Iowa law, SF 496, that would ban books with sexual content from Iowa classrooms and school libraries. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-12-22 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Most Parents Want School Libraries for Their Children–But With Restrictions

95% of parents believe every school should have a library, but 60% also believe those libraries should have restrictions. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2023-12-20 13:21:21 UTC ]
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Congress Introduces New Bill to Fight Book Bans in Schools

Amid a historic surge in book challenges in schools and school libraries, the Fight Book Bans Act would offer federal funding to support school districts fighting challenges to books and educational materials. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-12-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Lambda Legal, ACLU Sue to Block Iowa Anti-LGBTQ Book Banning Law

Signed by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds in May, SF 496, among its provisions, bans books with depictions of written or visual sex from school libraries, and prohibits instruction and materials involving gender identity and sexual orientation for students through sixth grade. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-29 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Never Too Young: Why Kids Deserve Queer Friendly Libraries

The kids are more prepared than most adults to understand and expect acceptance for all in school libraries (and beyond!). Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2023-06-30 10:35:00 UTC ]
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Why the world's largest publisher found a book-ban lawsuit in Florida 'irresistible'

PEN America and publisher Penguin Random House filed a federal suit against Escambia County School District over its removal of books from school libraries. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-05-18 17:34:04 UTC ]
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Right to Read Act Revived In Effort to Support Librarians and School Libraries

Among its provisions, the bill would ensure all U.S. students have access to a school library staffed by a certified school librarian and would extend liability protections to teachers and school librarians. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-04-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Book banning is sweeping parts of America. These celebrities want you to help stop it

Celebrities including Julia Roberts, Julianna Margulies, and Selma Blair are urging people to take part in the #LetAmericaRead campaign. April is National School Library Month but, unfortunately, some of the books in school libraries have never been under greater threat in parts of America than... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2023-04-11 12:01:00 UTC ]
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WNDB Opens Applications for Books Save Lives Grants

Through its Books Save Lives Grants, We Need Diverse Books will provide up to $10,000 in diverse titles to school libraries, prioritizing schools in districts facing book bans. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-02-08 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Reed, Grijalva Introduce Bill to Support School Libraries

The Right to Read Act would authorize up to $500 million in Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grants as as well as investing in recruiting state-certified school librarians. And crucially, the legislation also reaffirms that "First Amendment rights apply to school libraries," a direct... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-10-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Art Spiegelman calls Tennessee schools' ban on 'Maus' 'myopic' and 'absurd'

Pulitzer Prize winner Art Spiegelman has denounced the 'absurd' removal of his graphic novel 'Maus,' about the Holocaust, from school libraries. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2022-01-28 20:33:57 UTC ]
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​SLA data demonstrates a mixed approach to school libraries through the pandemic

The School Library Association says many of its members were furloughed and some have been made redundant but librarians have been more essential than ever Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-03 09:36:20 UTC ]
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There’s No Place Like Libraries: A Personal History of Library Use

From school libraries to big city libraries and small town ones, this is one Rioter's journey through the important libraries of her life. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2021-08-30 10:39:00 UTC ]
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Be more Welsh

When Book Trust asked Firefly to support the UK Children’s Laureate campaign to increase funding for primary school libraries, I was delighted. Not just because I went to a school with a library, and sneaking off there on a rainy break-time was one of the treats of my school day! I also hoped... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-19 21:31:38 UTC ]
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School Libraries and Their Fight Against Fake News

A school librarian talks about how he teaches students to think critically about fake news on the internet. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2021-01-25 11:30:00 UTC ]
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