Brooklyn Public Library’s Leigh Hurwitz on Helping Young People Resist Censorship

In anticipation of Banned Books Week, Brooklyn Public Library’s collections manager Leigh Hurwitz joins co-hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan to discuss how the recent, dramatic rise in book bans disproportionately affects young people, and why BPL has chosen to offer access to its half a million eBooks and audiobooks to every person in the […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-09-28 08:18:01 UTC ]
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Brooklyn Public Library’s Leigh Hurwitz on Helping Young People Resist Censorship

In anticipation of Banned Books Week, Brooklyn Public Library’s collections manager Leigh Hurwitz joins co-hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan to discuss how the recent, dramatic rise in book bans disproportionately affects young people, and why BPL has chosen to offer access to its... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-09-28 08:18:01 UTC ]
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The Brooklyn Historical Society and the Brooklyn Public Library Will Merge

The merger, for which the two institutions are currently seeking public funding, will see the library take on stewardship of BHS's landmark Pierrepont Street building in Brooklyn Heights as well as all of its holdings and programming. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-28 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Why putting social workers in public libraries could help Montrealers in crisis

As more Quebecers come to libraries for services not found on the shelf, some librarians are calling for Montreal to follow the lead of other Canadian cities and hire social workers. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2023-07-10 08:00:00 UTC ]
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Turning Nairobi’s Public Libraries Into ‘Palaces for the People’

A Kenyan nonprofit is restoring iconic public libraries, leaving behind a segregated past and turning them into inclusive spaces. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-02-04 10:00:30 UTC ]
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Here are the Brooklyn Public Library’s most-borrowed books of all time.

Lately, we’ve been writing a lot about the relentless attacks on libraries by craven gangs of “concerned parents” mobilized by Republican rhetoric and Facebook, so today it’s my pleasure to shine the light on some more fun library news. For the past month, in honor of its 125th birthday, the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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How a public library helped my family cope with the effects of climate change

With the ongoing climate crisis, public libraries are a temporary refuge from extreme temperatures for low-income families like my own, writes Carol Eugene Park. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2021-11-07 15:00:00 UTC ]
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Dr. Ruha Benjamin and Ocean Vuong have won the 2020 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize.

Earlier this morning, the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) announced the winners of the 2020 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize for nonfiction and fiction/poetry. The Award, one of the few major literary prizes from a public library system, comes with a $5,000 purse. Previous winners include... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-23 17:59:11 UTC ]
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How Libraries Help People In Cold Weather

When libraries help people in cold weather, they become a critical service for teens, the elderly, and unsheltered people. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-01-07 11:35:59 UTC ]
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The Public Private Life Of Young Love In Sally Rooney's 'Normal People'

In the Irish author's second novel, two teens explore sex, secrets and what intimacy is worth. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

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ACE reports show libraries help older people

New research from Arts Council England has explored the “important contribution” public libraries make to the well-being of older people. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo's Librarians' Lounge 2017: How Baker & Taylor Is Helping Public and School Libraries Work Better Together

Stop by the PW BookExpo Librarians’ Lounge (Booth 875) to speak with Baker & Taylor representatives, who will be om hand throughout BookExpo. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Young people's library usage trends revealed in Carnegie report

Library usage among young people has increased in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Wales, but is down in England and Scotland, a new survey has found. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Equinox President's New Venture Will Help Young People Achieve Career Goals

Sarah Robb O'Hagan's startup aims to undo complacency created by participation trophies and help people reach their full career potential.Sarah Robb O'Hagan, the president of Equinox Holdings, is leaving the company to create a curriculum that she hopes will teach other people to be successful.... Continue reading at Fast Company

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ASCEL: 'public libraries can help children with digital'

Public libraries have a vital role in helping children navigate the digital landscape, the Association of Senior Children's and Education Librarians (ASCEL) said in a report issued today (2nd December). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Brave Books, Kirk Cameron Plan Public Library Events August 5; Public Libraries Need to Prepare

Kirk Cameron is encouraging a national story time event in US public libraries August 5. Here's what library workers need to know. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-06-05 10:37:00 UTC ]
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Demolishing Public Libraries From The Inside: Niles Public Library Is a Warning

The Niles-Maine Public Library in suburban Chicago is being destroyed from the inside by politically-conservative Board officials. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-07-15 10:40:00 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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Data Overwhelmingly Supports Libraries and Library Workers: Book Censorship News, January 5, 2024

The data supports the work of libraries and library workers far more than it doesn't. That, plus this week's book censorship news. Continue reading at Book Riot

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