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Mirrors and Windows: Diversity in Children's and YA Books

This is part one in a multi-part series on diversity in children and young adult books. As protests continue across the country and activists work hard for justice and equality, it is more important than ever that we take initiative to learn about and seek out diverse perspectives to better understand the world around us. Sometimes, explaining the way the world works to our children, however, can seem very daunting....

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While We Are Closed . . . .

So, what are we librarians doing here at the library while we are closed? I think many folk have wondered about that. Let me tell you! We are still ordering books and other materials; these need to be cataloged, processed with labeling and protective covers, and shelved. As we will probably open with some social distancing rules in place, we may need to reconfigure the furniture in some areas. Bills and staff...

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When television does good...AAAAAAAYYY!

A delightful patron recently brought to our attention that in the 1970's, the lovable and popular character, Fonzie, from the series "Happy Days" made himself a hero to the reading community by getting his first library card. We were intrigued, and decided to find out more. It turns out that after the show became successful, the show's creator and director, Garry Marshall, was asked if the show could be used...

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