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It’s Banned Books Weekthe annual celebration of the freedom to read! Books, resources, and programs are still being threatened with censorship in libraries and schools. Thankfully, library workers, educators, and readers are rallying together year-round to protect their communities’ First Amendment rights. READ MORE
Banned Books Week is here, a time to stand up for everyone’s freedom to read. Librarians, teachers, authors, and more are coming together to push back against censorship—will you join the fight for intellectual freedom? READ MORE
September is in full swing, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this back-to-school season is brand new territory: many students are staying home and learning online, while others are spending part of the week on campuses that have transformed to meet safety guidelines. School libraries may not be the busy hubs of activity they are in typical years, but librarians are still working hard to support the learning process while maintaining social distancing. READ MORE
Escape rooms in libraries are popular activities for families, providing free, interactive entertainment for people of all ages. But unfortunately, COVID-19 has put in-person library programs on hold. READ MORE
With people everywhere staying home to curb the spread of COVID-19, individuals of all ages are turning to screens for entertainment, information, and socialization. While digital media has been a lifeline during these unprecedented times, parents and caregivers may be wondering what online videos, apps, and games are best for their families. Fortunately, your local children’s library professional is there to help you make savvy, informed choices for your household’s media consumption. READ MORE
This September, we’re celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month, a yearly reminder of all the ways registering for a library card can change someone’s life for the better.We asked I Love Libraries readers and the American Library Association’s social media followers to share what they love most about having a library card. Here are a few of our favorite responses: READ MORE
Calling all book clubs: library users nationwide can download ebook copies of Lauren Francis-Sharma’s Book of the Little Axe without holds or waitlists through September 28. Thanks to the Libraries Transform Book Pick, a program of the American Library Association and OverDrive, readers everywhere can discuss this stunning novel with their communities. READ MORE
Reading is a powerful way to access information, entertainment, and education, but for some people with disabilities, traditional print books can be difficult or even impossible to use. That’s why libraries across the country are working to make literature and news accessible for people who cannot see or handle traditional books or magazines. READ MORE
We’re celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month (LCSUM) all September long—it’s an annual reminder that people of all ages can access infinite entertainment and information by registering for a free library card. READ MORE

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