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Presidents Day

The federal holiday we know as Presidents’ Day is officially intended to celebrate George Washington’s birthday on February 22. Lincoln’s birthday falls on February 12, and so a dozen states have chosen to celebrate the third Monday of each February as Presidents’ Day, instead. A few states, including Illinois, also mark Lincoln’s Birthday on February […]

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Award-Winning Books

January is awards-season in the library world.  Earlier this week, librarians gathered in Boston to select award-winners in several categories for young adults. They also selected an annual Best Books for Young Adults (BBYA) list, with input from teen readers.  Here are the top ten books from that list: Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan […]

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Martin Luther King Delivering "I Have A Dream" in Washington, 1963

MLK Jr. Day

Monday January 18  is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  King’s actual birthday is January 15, but the national holiday falls on the third Monday of January each year. Want to learn more about King? Visit the King Center for photos and videos. Listen to King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, as well as several […]

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