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Guess who’s going to be at the library this Friday, 3pm? Raina Telgemeier! Join us!

Banned Books Week may be over, but celebrating the freedom to read is a year-round event!

Here are a few more of our “Caught Reading Banned Books” mug shots to enjoy!  

Some of Edward Gorey's book illustrations.

(via elloellenoh)

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Thursday night September 25th at 7:00pm, join us for a panel discussion with comics creators, critics, librarians and journalists Brigid Alverson (Comic Book Resources, Good Comics for Kids), Katherine Dacey (The Manga Critic), Zack Giallongo (Broxo), and Jennie Wood (Flutter).  Moderated by our own Robin Brenner (No Flying No Tights)

We’ll talk about how creators consider intended audience, the state of challenges to comics today, and how libraries build and maintain comics collections that support everyone’s freedom to read. Bring your questions and we’ll answer everything we can!

Check out Banned Books Week for more information about the whole week nationwide, and check out the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for more information on comics, censorship, and how to join the fight!

TONIGHT!  Join us. :)

For folks looking for more teen titles to read, for all kinds of formats, genres, mood, and type: check out our frequently updated book lists. 

The majority of these lists are compiled by myself, the teen librarian, in consultation with colleagues all across the country as we brainstorm.  

These are a few of the lists we have going now:

Lists by Type, Mood, Subject, and more!

What other lists might you like us to put togetber?

Thanks to everyone who pointed out we were listed as a trending blog on tumblr — how flattering!

And once again, welcome to all the new folks, and I hope you enjoy the tumblr as we move forward.

All you new followers…if you don’t mind my asking, where are you coming from?  How can I help?

October 2014 Shelf Respect Book Club Selection! 
In anticipation of our upcoming author visit with Gail Carriger (which will be at 7pm, Monday, November 10th), we’re reading the first installment of the Finishing School Series.
Meeting October 8, 7:00pm.

It’s one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It’s quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School.

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners—and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine’s, young ladies learn to finish…everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but the also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage—in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year’s education.

Join us the 2nd Wednesday of every month to chat about teen lit, eat many snacks, and recommend all sorts of titles.  Open to adults and teens!

October 2014 Shelf Respect Book Club Selection! 

In anticipation of our upcoming author visit with Gail Carriger (which will be at 7pm, Monday, November 10th), we’re reading the first installment of the Finishing School Series.

Meeting October 8, 7:00pm.

It’s one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It’s quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School.
Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners—and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. 

But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine’s, young ladies learn to finish…everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but the also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage—in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year’s education.

Join us the 2nd Wednesday of every month to chat about teen lit, eat many snacks, and recommend all sorts of titles.  Open to adults and teens!

americanlibraryassoc:

The deadline for 2014 nominations is TOMORROW!

Librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day. The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users like you to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians.  We want to hear how you think your librarian is improving the lives of the people in your school, campus or community.

Up to 10 librarians will be selected. Each librarian will receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by The New York Times.

Each nominee must be a librarian with a master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association in library and information studies or a master’s degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.  Nominees must be currently working in the United States in a public library, a library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or at an accredited K-12 school.

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Do you know a great librarian in your life?  You have one day left to nominate them for the I Love My Librarian Award!