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Banned Books that Shaped America

Literature has played a big part in the creation and shaping of America. It hasn’t all been met with cheers and parades. Take a look at some of the books that helped shape this country that have been the targets of banning. How many have you read? The Library of Congress created an exhibit, “Books that Shaped America,” that explores books that “have had a profound effect on American...

Book Bans and Challenges from 2007-2011

Don’t believe that book banning and challenging still happens? Check out a sample of book bans and challenges from 2007-2011. View Book Bans and Challenges, 2007-2011 in a larger...

Banned Book Week

Did you know? George Orwell’s Animal Farm was banned in the USSR for being anti-communist, but banned in the US for having communist text in the introduction. The Grapes of Wrath was banned for obscenity. However, there is evidence that shows the censorship was led by wealthy landowners who did not want their treatment of their workers to become highlighted by the very realistic accounts in Stienbeck’s...

9 Reason to Save Public Libraries

Checked out this article from IVN on “Nine reasons to save public libraries”: http://ivn.us/2012/08/08/nine-reasons-to-save-public-libraries/

Fall Hours

Just a reminder that we are now starting our Fall Hours. We are open: Sunday: 1 pm-4pm Monday: 9 am-8:30 pm Tuesday: 9 am-8:30 pm Wednesday: 9 am-8:30 pm Thursday: 9 am-8:30 pm Friday: 9 am-5 pm Saturday: 11 am-4 pm Computers shut down 15 minutes before closing. Wireless internet is turned off 10 minutes before...
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