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How Libraries Help Kids Stand Up to Bullying

Library Marks 75th Anniversary of First Sit-In

On August 21, children from a local recreation center in Alexandria, Virginia, helped commemorate the 75th anniversary of the earliest known civil rights sit-in at an American library.A photo from 1939 that shows several of the men who participated in the first sit-in at an American library. The demonstration pre-dated the civil rights movement by more than 15 years.</body></html>

Banned Books Week Celebrates Comics

Banned Books Week, running September 21–27, offers libraries everywhere an opportunity to celebrate challenging (and challenged) literature and let their communities exercise their freedom to read. This year is devoted to comics and graphic novels, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF)—a nonprofit organization devoted to free speech and defending comic book readers, retailers, publishers, and creators—has partnered with the American Library Association (ALA) to create and distribute tools and resources for libraries to use for Banned Books Week and beyond.

Travel Grants for San Francisco

Children in Crisis

Sylvia Cisneros, president of Reforma: The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking, delivered 225 Spanish-language children’s books to the Rio Grande Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, September 10, as part of the organization’s effort to help meet the social and emotional needs of unaccompanied children from Central America seeking refuge in the United States.

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World Library and Information Congress 2014 Opens

The theme “Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge” set the stage for the 80th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress in Lyon, France, August 16–22.

Custom Library Book Bikes Roll Out Across US

Denver Public Library's Zac Laugheed standing next to one of the library's DPL Connect bikes. The pedal-powered service circulates books, provides a wireless hotspot, assists with library card sign-ups, and more.
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Newsmaker: An Interview with Azar Nafisi

Azar Nafisi

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