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Banned Books Week 2019: September 22 – 28 Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some...Read more...
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Hispanic Heritage Month Hipanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 - October 15 every year to honor the long and important presence of the Latinx community in North America. Did you know that the first permanent colonial settlement in the modern United States was by the Spanish in St. Augustine, Florida in 1565? That was 94 years before Jamestown in VIrginia! Hispanic Heritage Month started out as a week long celebration in 1968, but was extended to a full month in 1989. This month, be sure to check out some great books by Latinx authors. Share your favorites in...Read more...
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We matched every song on the new Taylor Swift album with a YA book. You had to know this was coming...Read more...
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