Banned Books – Special Report | Local groups raise concerns about censorship, promote targeted books | News

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – As book bans and banning attempts increase across the country, several local groups and people are working to raise awareness of the need for free access to information and to promote historically and recently banned books. Groups involved include the Cumbria County Library and Chameleon Bookstore in downtown Johnstown. “We just did … Read more

Banned Books – Special Report | Local groups raise concerns about censorship, promote targeted books | local news

Johnstown, Pennsylvania — As book bans and banning attempts increase across the country, several local groups and people are working to raise awareness of the need for free access to information and to promote historically and recently banned books. Groups involved include the Cumbria County Library and Chameleon Bookstore in downtown Johnstown. “We just did … Read more

School full of libraries kicks off reading revolution in Taliparamba

Taliparamba: While his classmates were picking up books from their newly created “classroom library”, Muhammed Arfaz also took home a Malayalam romance novel. The next day, he returned the book. It’s quick, Nisa TP thinks, an avid reader who’s been assigned a “little librarian” at the XT level. Alfaz’s words did not surprise her. “I … Read more

Bookstores and Libraries have a lot in common | Community

Some people might think that there is competition between bookstores and libraries. After all, a library is the quintessential leader in sharing information in all its forms, and a bookstore is a business whose main motive is to make money. However, we have more in common than differences. Both librarians and booksellers have a deep … Read more

Mark Katzman’s book to be featured at NYLA 2022 Annual Meeting & Trade Show and ReadersMagnet Book Confab

Mark Katzman’s (psychological) suspense book will take readers’ imaginations to new heights. San Diego, CA, USA – World Wide Web – Saturday, November 5, 2022 Mark Katzman’s “Home” will be on display at the ReadersMagnet booth at the NYLA 2022 Convention and Trade Show, November 3-4, 2022, and the ReadersMagnet Book Confab, October 28-30, 2022. … Read more

Greenville County Council considers book access

Potential southeastern impacts will be visible within minutes. Jane: Keep the First Amendment, which is what some Greenville County residents said after hearing about a possible solution that would limit children’s access to certain books in public libraries. Nigel: Carlos Flores was in tonight’s Citizens’ Commentary and dozens of people came forward to express their … Read more

Library debate continues, four books questioned | News

On Thursday, the Thomas County Public Library System Board held a regular meeting to hear local community concerns about circulating materials. Unlike regular agendas, public comments are allowed at the beginning of the meeting to respect the attendance time of local community members. Librarian Holly Phillips, speaking to the audience ahead of public comment, said … Read more

Looking back on an extraordinary year

Jackie Kolb “Citizens” Special As the seasons change, we wanted to take a moment to highlight all the amazing things happening at the Seymour Library in 2022! The year kicked off with the library’s newly revamped Read More Reading Challenge: This or That. (If you’re taking a reading challenge, don’t forget to submit your reading … Read more

Which books didn’t destroy you?

Book banners are back – louder and more aggressive than ever. Adults warning young people about certain books have been around for generations. More recently, the movement to censor books has received a big push from the conservative political right, with Republicans passing laws making it a crime for educators to provide certain books to … Read more