08. October 2013 · Comments Off on Library News Stories that interested me (published from September 24 to October 1, 2013) · Categories: Uncategorized

Just as I thought September would end without further interesting library news stories I was wrong. Here are some library news stories that are worth taking a look at.

1)      The Tampa Tribune had a great piece on September 24, 2013 by Ken Detzner, Florida Secretary of State, in which he advocated for libraries. The title of the piece is “Libraries are Florida’s Lifeline-don’t harm it with budget cuts”. See http://bit.ly/1fyb5jD.


2)      The Asheville Citizen Times ran a story on September 24, 2013 about the Randolph County Board of Education revisiting its decision to ban Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man” from school libraries. See http://avlne.ws/18T3I58 for details.


3)      Hector Tobar’s October 1, 2013 article in the Los Angeles Times is entitled “Three memoirs that prove libraries and books save lives.” See http://lat.ms/19foOLa. The article discusses three writers (Reyna Grande, MK Asante, and Jesmyn Ward) and how teachers/librarians helped steer them in the right direction.  Especially noticeable is the part of the article where Grande talks about how the librarian at the Arroyo Seco branch of the Los Angeles County Public Library introduced Grande to books that opened another world for her.

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