Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) and is typically held during the last week of September. The First Amendment of the Bill of Rights to our Constitution is the basis for the ALA’s Freedom of Information and Freedom to Read statements. According to the ALA, intellectual freedom is the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction. Libraries provide the ideas and information, in a variety of formats, to allow people… Read More »Libraries Recognize Banned Books Week from September 24-30
The North Country Library System recently released a new “app” for managing library accounts on mobile devices. The free app is available for Android, Apple, and Kindle phones and tablets, and is a must have for anyone in St. Lawrence County and the rest of the North Country Library System. I’ve download the app to my Android phone and my iPad, and there are a lot of great features packed into the relatively small file size – it won’t take up a huge amount of valuable space on your device. The obvious benefit to the app is the ability to… Read More »Manage Your Library Card Account with a New App
This September marks the 30th anniversary of Library Card Sign-Up Month – a time when the American Library Association (ALA) joins 17,566 public libraries nationwide to highlight the value of a library card. Originating in 1987, Library Card Sign-Up Month is held each September to mark the beginning of the academic year. Obtaining a library card is the first step for many children when it comes to academic achievement and lifelong learning. Our St. Lawrence County public libraries encourage families to obtain library cards for children in conjunction with our preschool storytime and other youth programs. In addition to books… Read More »September is Library Card Sign-Up Month in St. Lawrence County Libraries.