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September 2018

Libraries Recognize Banned Books Week from September 23-29, 2018

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 2018 theme is “Banning Books Silences Stories. Speak Out!” 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.  Banned Books Week is… Read More »Libraries Recognize Banned Books Week from September 23-29, 2018

Libraries Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month in September 

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. It’s the perfect time to visit a St. Lawrence County library and obtain a library card if you don’t have one! Families, students, and people of all ages who have a library card have access to fun and informative resources that help people pursue their passions and succeed. Be sure to visit your local public library and check… Read More »Libraries Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month in September