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May 2019

Summer Reading Program There are typically two camps of librarians when May comes around:  those who are ecstatic about the upcoming Summer Reading Program and those who are inwardly repeating their mantra of “it’s only for two months, it’s only for two months.”  I fall somewhere in the middle, eager to see the kids while …

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April 2019

LIBRARIES = STRONG COMMUNITIES  This is the theme for National Library Week 2019, and what a true statement it is!  The libraries in this community (city/parish/school) are fighting daily battles for their patrons and students, waging war against poverty, addiction, abuse and neglect, loneliness, misinformation, illiteracy in all its forms, and so much more.  These …

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March 2019

This post is either going to land me on the hate list of all book lovers, or it will totally resonate with them. Either way, I must unburden my feelings. I have kept my silence far too long. WHAT IF BOOKS ARE BAD FOR US? There. I said it. Now let me explain myself…

February 2019

“I’m a diamond in the rough, a shiny piece of coal.  Tryin’ to reach my goal, my power of speech.”  Someone recently asked me why I love the musical Hamilton so much, and my answer was simple: because it captures the heart of America. While thinking more about that, I realize there’s a lot more to it than …

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January 2019

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world … as in being able to remake ourselves. ~ Mahatma Gandhi Happy 2019 everyone!  This new year has brought much change to our library, including a new Director.  While 2018 was a time of reflection for us, 2019 is …

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