It’s National Library Week 2024!

This year’s theme for National Library Week is “Ready, Set, Library!” Libraries enrich our lives, and connect our communities in ways we may not realize. From book groups to providing a safe after-school hangout space, to lending sports equipment, and so much more. They play a role in economic development, as well, by providing resources and support for job... Read More.

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A Dual Celebration: Speech & Debate Education and Women’s History Month

T oday is National Speech and Debate Education Day. It’s also the first day of Women’s History Month – when, as this year’s Presidential Proclamation states, we celebrate “the vision and achievements of women.”[1] So, we decided to consolidate these two important ideas, and observe the day with groundbreaking speeches delivered by history-making women. We’re sharing the words Sojourner... Read More.

Power of Books Author Series: Dr. Michael Datcher

I n this edition of our Power of Books Author Series, we talk with Dr. Michael Datcher, author of Harlem at Four about why it's important for stories about diversity to be told. We also touch on the damage that's being done when books about diversity are banned. Efforts to ban books during the 2022-2023 school year are up... Read More.

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