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  • You Gotta Fight for Your Right to Read Banned Books!

    • Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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    A diverse panel comprised of librarians from both the public and school communities, as well as an English teacher, author, high school students and a parent of teens brought their unique perspectives to a program on banned books called, “You Gotta Fight for Your Right to Read Banned Books.”   Since the Banned Books Week materials for 2018 were recently made available, it is helpful to review some of the questions and discussions that came out of last fall's program, which was attended by 30 people and co-sponsored by the MLA Intellectual Freedom Panel and the MLA Teen Interest Group. A write-up of the 2017 panel discussion and program is included in this month's MLA newsletter, The Crab.   The CRAB newsletter is published by the Maryland Library Association and is one of the many benefits of MLA membership. For more information on important library issues and services, or to join MLA, visit mdlib.org.

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  • Adult Reading Programs Are a Hit at the Ruth Enlow Library

    • Thursday, April 19, 2018
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    Summer reading isn't just for children – at least not at the Ruth Enlow Library in Garret County.  Last summer the library tried a pilot Adult Summer Reading program that saw 166 people sign up and 66 of them turn in reading logs at the conclusion of the program. With plans for this year's summer reading programs underway across the state, a synopsis of what happened in Garrett County is included in this month's MLA newsletter, The Crab.  

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  • MLA President Addresses Need to Move from Values to Action!

    • Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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    In response to some of the expressions of concern she is hearing about the challenges facing our communities, our nation and our planet, Maryland Library Association President Denise Davis is optimistic!   “When so many feel increasingly powerless and fearful, libraries are expanding outreach deeper into the whole community,” she reports in her latest President's Message in the MLA newsletter, The Crab.  According to President Davis, by moving beyond the voicing of disagreement into action, libraries are working within communities to solve problems.    The CRAB newsletter is published by the Maryland Library Association and is one of the many benefits of MLA membership. For more information on important library issues and services, or to join MLA, visit mdlib.org.

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