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Censorship is a dead end. Find your freedom to read during Banned Books Week.

We suggest: Banned Books Week

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Every year during Banned Books Week (September 27-October 3 this year), the American Library Association (ALA) celebrates the freedom ...
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Discover & explore for grade schoolers: Create videos, podcasts, games & more

By Middle School Services Librarian Beronica Puhr Reimagining how we use technology is very important for families today. Below you'll find equitable resources featuring safe ...
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Beronica Puhr and Katy Alejos load van with boxes of books

‘Kids are reflective and ready to do this work’: Supporting anti-racism in Oak Park middle schools

Oak Park Public Library Middle School Librarian Beronica Puhr (left) gives boxes of the book Stamped to Brooks Middle School Language & Literature Department Chair ...
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Virtual learning & fun for early learners: Nature fun

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris Jenny and I are huge fans of nature programming at the library. We’ve offered nature classes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, ...
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We suggest: Iowa Writers’ Workshop edition

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph This October, we're excited to welcome Claire Lombardo as the speaker at this year's Ballinger Lecture, held virtually on Zoom, ...
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