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Breathing Life into a Bewildering Decade: The ‘60s Come Alive at the Library

America recently went on “a Woodstock binge” due to the 50th anniversary of the fabled pop festival. Once again, the library enabled patrons to satisfy their curiosity about something in the news: we have plenty of photo-laden books and video content celebrating the event. However, this blog is not about just that: it’s about, “How […]

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Resolve to Read in 2019

Why challenge yourself to read more this year? Reading stimulates your brain and reduces stress. If you’re too busy to sit down with a book, then you can listen to one while driving, working out, doing chores, or even getting ready for bed. Step One: Pick a Challenge Whether your New Year’s resolution is to read […]

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5 Ways to Celebrate Banned Books Week

Did you know that every year hundreds of books are challenged across America? Banned Books Week is an annual awareness campaign that reminds the literary community of the importance of speaking out against book banning and supporting our freedom to read. This year Banned Books Week takes place between September 23 and 29. To help […]

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The Great 2018 Teen Underground Read!

For the past four years, Niles teens have participated in an annual teen book bracket tournament. At the September 2017 Teen Advisory Board meeting, teens designed the tournament on the brick wall in the teen underground. The sweet sixteen titles were selected from three annual reading lists: The Abraham Lincoln Award List, Read for a […]

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