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Libraries Are About Choices, and That’s How it Should Be!

Reading library news on a regular basis is enough to make a freedom-loving person crazy; every week I read about seemingly regular people attempting to ban books or protest library programs!

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Five Reasons You Need to Visit Your Library Before Storming Area 51

Apparently, a lot of people are dying to know what’s going on behind the rickety gates of the mystery zone known as Area 51, and a bunch of them are finally doing something about it.

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3 Ways to Beat The Summer Slide Without an Uphill Battle

It’s a quiet early evening at the library when a father and his soon-to-be eighth grade daughter approach my desk. I ask them how I can help and the father gestures meaningfully to the daughter. She shrugs and shakes her head. After a beat, he relents, “She needs help finding something to read over the summer so she doesn’t stop learning.”

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Taking Control of Your Health and Wellbeing Starts at the Library

When you or a loved one have received a medical diagnosis, navigating the world of health information available can be a confusing and frightening prospect. Fortunately, your local public library can help you during this difficult time by providing valuable assistance in locating relevant, credible and authoritative sources for consumer health information.

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Public Libraries — a Great ‘Life Hack’ for Families

Have you ever heard the term “life hack”? Coined in 2004 by technology writer Daniel O’Brien, a life hack refers to a strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way. Life hacks can save you time, money and aggravation — to use a video game metaphor, they are the hidden cheat codes for going about your everyday business.

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Put a Presidential Library on Your Map this Summer

Summer vacation is for visiting family and friends at the beach or in the great outdoors. Travelers also enjoy visiting cultural or historical sites which celebrate America’s history. Places like libraries.

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Does Your Teen Need Volunteer Hours? Hit the Library!

Libraries are very flexible when it comes to teen volunteers. There are a variety of projects which teens can help with.

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What I Want My Son to Learn from Libraries

On this, my first Father’s Day, I sat down to reflect on what I would like to teach my son to help him be a good person in his life. Naturally, my thoughts drifted towards libraries, and not for nothing; libraries and librarians have had an essential positive influence on my life.

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Landslide Victory in Hatboro, PA

We are excited that we are finally able to announce another win made possible by our library donors and supporters and the hard work of local campaigners in Hatboro, PA.

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Sign Up For National Disability Voter Week at Your Library

We would like to invite your library to be a part of the National Disability Voter Registration Week this July 15 - 19, 2018. Last year, over 150 libraries in 46 states participated in the effort to reach and register to vote more Americans live who with a disability. We hope your library can become an official NDVRW site this year to help move this important civic and social effort forward.

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