Are We As a Community Doing Enough?

I watched this video from a booktuber, discussing her experience as a black booktuber and systemic racism that has occurred in not only in the booktube world but as well in the publishing industry as a whole. She has made a lot of strong points and passionate remarks. However, I have noticed that while authors and other social media readers reflect the lack of diversity in the publishing diversity (which there is), they are not highlighting an issue that is also equally important:

Reading and books are not fully encouraged in diverse and minority communities.

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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”

Jojo Moyes Steps In To Save Quick Reads After Project Loses Funding

Me Before You author Jojo Moyes has stepped in to save the literacy initiative, Quick Reads. Two weeks ago, Reading Agency, the organization that  runs the project, announced that it was on the brink of closure due to the lack of funds. Continue reading “Jojo Moyes Steps In To Save Quick Reads After Project Loses Funding”

Why We Need Libraries

Welcome to National Library Week, an annual event that exemplifies the daily contributions our nation’s libraries and librarians give everyday. As a librarian, I everyday see the benefits and the resources that libraries provide to their communities. And especially now, with the world the way it is, we need libraries more than ever. The theme for this year is “Libraries Lead”. Keeping with this theme, we ask our patrons how the libraries has led them to a valuable aspect in their lives. We are there for you and right now, we need you to be there for us. Funding for libraries may have increased, but that does not change the threat we still under. That is why this week is a great way to show the importance of libraries and why they need to be celebrated. Here are some ways you can help celebrate this week: Continue reading “Why We Need Libraries”