I love when I can do a monthly reading summary on the first day of…
I’m currently at my state library conference, an event that I’m particularly fond of and grateful to attend. Not only do I get to be with friends and colleagues, but I get to be among the best library supporters there are. And, at a time when library work feels especially fraught and unappreciated, this is a very welcome event.
You can bet we’ll be talking about reading and protecting banned books!
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I think libraries deserve our support more than ever. Three cheers for libraries and librarians! I hope the conference is both useful and invigorating for you.
Here’s to a great conference and cheers to all the librarians and libraries nation-wide!
Enjoy the camaraderie and support! I checked out Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison last week (there was a year-long attempt to ban it at a local high school), and while I didn’t think it was particularly well-written, I found nothing offensive and certainly no reason to ban it. It was definitely not pornography as the banners are so fond of saying!
I first heard about banned books as a kid. Shall I point out the obvious? The idea immediately made me want to read them. Fortunately, I’ve never lived somewhere this was an issue. Age appropriate books? Of course, but that’s not even quite right. More development appropriate.
Every once in awhile I wish I had pursed library science. I just love libraries and librarians. And I need to revisit my banned book reading. If only people were as quick to ban really dangerous things like guns.
So glad you’re having (had?) the opportunity to band together with your fellow librarians, Carole! I shudder to think of a world without libraries . . . and librarians. XOXO
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