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Banned Books and the Freedom to Read

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. To Kill a Mockingbird. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone…. three very different books that share a common thread. Each year, individuals across the country take it upon themselves to decide what books you should and should not read. These are three that apparently you should not. Yes, […]

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Books I Would Give My 16 Year Old Self

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One of the many perks of being a teen services librarian is getting to inspire teens to read for fun, not just because they have too. When you’re in high school you have so much “required reading” for school that it's daunting to even think about reading, let alone reading something YOU want to. So […]

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Fiction for Bibliophiles

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October always brings me mental images of windblown leaves skittering down wet streets, of warm wool blankets newly applied to keep out the chill of a rainy fall evening and huddling up with a good book. The fall is my favorite time to revel unabashedly in my deep love of books and reading.  And nothing […]

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How to Become a Library Power User

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Are you always stopping by your nearest library? Do you often push that holds limit? Is your stack of to-be-read library books in danger of toppling over? You just might be a library power user. If you're already there or just want to step up your library game, we've got some insider tips for how […]

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Gloomy Tunes For Gloomy Days

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I know, I know...we're not even a week into fall and here I am, already raring to go with an autumn-themed blog post. But I can't help it! I live for fall. Even though the sun is sure to eke out a couple more 70 degree days this month, I'm already making preparations for my favorite season: leafing through cookbooks […]

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