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    Tackling the Racism in Children's Classics

    In Was the Cat in the Hat Black?, author Philip Nel examines the racist illustrations present in a number of Dr. Seuss’s works, and points out racism present in other children’s classics. Many of these books are on our shelves.

    Nashvi...

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    The Future of Library Science

    Drexel University’s top-ranked online MSI in Library and Information Science focuses on the study of people, information, and technology, preparing you to work in a wide variety of information-intensive environments, including libraries, educational ...

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    Social Library, Volume 142

    The five libraries featured in this edition of the Social Library series are using Facebook to spread the word about everything from library advocacy to fashion week! Learn about a new library anthem, a middle school lunch time book group, a head wra...

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    State Library Success: Choose to Read Ohio

    The Choose to Read Ohio initiative highlights books by Ohio authors and illustrators to encourage reading. The program is run by the State Library of Ohio in collaboration with Ohioana Library Association and Ohio Center for the Book. With the suppor...

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    Free October Webinars for Library Staff

    With October's arrival, the usual acceleration of time sets in. Before you and your team get too caught up in end-of-year and holiday rush, set aside some time for online learning! There's no time like the present, and you'll be looking at goals for ...

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    October is Health Literacy Month

    Health literacy is bigger than any one person, profession or program. It takes all of us working together to improve health understanding. That includes those who are working at, overseeing and visiting public libraries.

    Helen Osborne has focu...

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    Social Library, Fines Edition

    We're focusing this edition of our Social Library series on library fines, taking a look at how libraries are approaching the growing discussion around whether or not to elim...

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    Programs for Culinary Literacy at the Gwinnett County Public Library

    The number of libraries offering garden and culinary-focused programming have been "growing" and we love to highlight the ways libraries are innovating in this area. We recently had the opportunity to speak with staff at the Gwinnett County...

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    Quick Wins Through Community Discovery

    When libraries look to expand or revitalize the programs and services that they offer, they often turn to their community for inspiration and ideas. And the best way to learn what the community wants, is to ask, listen and observe! Using a design thi...

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    Social Library, Volume 140

    A trivia championship, a teen writing contest, and a fine-free library card for educators are some of the highlights in this fresh edition of our Social Library series. The featured libraries use Facebook to connect and engage with community members,...