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National Friends of Libraries Week 2017

Yesterday marked the beginning of the National Friends of Libraries Week! Until Saturday 10/21, the American Library Association will be promoting the Friends of Libraries membership and raising awareness about what the Friends of Public Libraries do to keep their libraries in operation. ALA has additional information on their website at http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/folweek, but here are […]

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Teen Read Week 2017

October 8-14th is Teen Read Week and the theme this year is “Unleash Your Story!” Teen Read Week is YALSA’s adolescent literacy initiative to encourage teens to become regular readers and library users.  From YALSA: “Library staff, afterschool providers, and educators are encouraged to leverage this theme to encourage teens to tell their own stories […]

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Banned Books Week 2017

Next week begins the annual Banned Books Week sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA). Banned Books Week recognizes the censored books from educators and librarians all across the country and encourages all readers to use their right to read free information. The ALA is hosting several events, which are listed below with links to […]

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Library Card Sign Up Month Begins!

Aside from being the first day of September, today also kickstarts Library Card Sign Up Month! The American Library Association (ALA) has released promotional materials that feature Teen Titans as the faces of Library Card Sign Up Month. Materials in English and Spanish are available on the ALA website, as well as ideas for hosting […]

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Total Solar Eclipse Today!

It’s finally here: wherever you are in the United States, you will be able to see a total solar eclipse travel across the country. The Audio Description Project will be providing a radio broadcast of the total solar eclipse for the visually impaired and blind. Go to http://www.acbradio.org/interactive and select “Click Here to Play.” Then be sure […]

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New York Libraries Eclipse Map

Total Solar Eclipse: One Month Away!

In just over a month and a half on August 21,  a full solar eclipse will sweep across the United States for the first time in almost 100 years! Certain cities in the United States will be able to witness the complete solar eclipse. Libraries and community organizations in the Continental US are hosting programs, […]

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Book Bingo

On top of the great flexibility of programming in libraries for Summer Reading, a great way to attract young readers is to make a book bingo card! It’s a combination of a book challenge and a bingo card, which is a win-win for your patrons and your library! To learn how to make your own […]

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Endangered bees

While there is a significant amount of events changing our future, perhaps one of the most alarming pieces of news is that bees have been put on the endangered species list. The contribution of bees to our everyday lives is essential: they assist in pollination of flowers and produce honey. The elimination of bees will […]

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