LeVar Burton to Host TV Special Featuring Library of Congress National Book Festival on PBS

LeVar Burton will host the special “Open a Book, Open the World: The Library of Congress National Book Festival” will premiere Sept. 12 on PBS. Photo credit: Robyn Von Swank

Celebrate the National Book Festival with Levar Burton!

Television viewers will get to see an inspiring introduction to the 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival, airing on PBS. It will include an exciting lineup of authors, poets and writers in a one-hour special airing this September.

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Author Talk with YA Author Carly Usdin

Are you a fan of bestselling author, Carly Usdin or fan of great graphic novels? Then you don’t want to miss this author talk happening Friday, August 6 at 3 PM.

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Author Talk with YA Author C.B. Lee

Are you a fan of bestselling author, C.B. Lee or just fan of YA fiction? Then you don’t want to miss this author talk happening this Wednesday, August 4 at 3 PM.

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Author Talk with YA Author Mike Curato

Are you a fan of bestselling author, Mike Curato or just fan of realistic graphic novels? Then you don’t want to miss this author talk happening this Wednesday, July 7 at 2 PM.

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Author Talk with YA Author Lyla Lee

Are you a fan of bestselling author, Lyla Lee or just fan of the YA Genre? Then you don’t want to miss this author talk happening next Friday, June 18 at 3 PM.

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Issue Number Four of Library Zine Released

Library Zine: Voices From Across the New York Public Library released it’s latest issue of the literary magazine.

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Why I Am Afraid to Go Back To Work

I wanted to share a recent story from a library in West Virginia about incident where a patron refused to abide by the library’s rules:

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BBC Series To Kick Off Year Long Celebration of Literature

It looks like UK audiences are going to get a taste of something like The Great American Read.

The BBC is to host a year-long celebration with new programming across the BBC tv channels, radio stations and on their website. One of the new shows will be a “landmark” BBC2 series, The Novel That Shaped Our World, which will broadcast this fall.  Continue reading “BBC Series To Kick Off Year Long Celebration of Literature”

NJ School District Restricts School Library Access

Parents are upset over a decision, made by Mahwah Public Schools, to reduce students access to books in the school libraries. Continue reading “NJ School District Restricts School Library Access”

A Book Festival Finally Coming to the Bronx

The Bronx may have lost its only bookstore, but that doesn’t mean the Bronx stopped reading.

A Bronx native has made it possible for the Bronx to have its first ever book festival. Sareciea Fennell started a Kickstarter campaign  to bring a book festival to the area. This is a great thing since the Bronx became the only borough without a bookstore when the only bookstore in the Bronx, Barnes and Noble, closed its doors in 2016. Continue reading “A Book Festival Finally Coming to the Bronx”