jubilantics:

Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. Ideas won’t go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. — Alfred Whitney Griswald

Banned Books Mugshots: Alaska Young (Looking for Alaska), Janie Crawford (Their Eyes Were Watching God), Holden Caulfield (The Catcher in the Rye), Harry Potter (Harry Potter), and Hester Prynne (The Scarlet Letter).

Banned Books Week is September 22 - 28! Visit Banned Books Week’s site or the American Library Association’s banned books page for more information!

Prints here!

(via thelifeguardlibrarian)

trentreedy:

Happy birthday to Upton Sinclair.  September 20, 1878.
As I’m a writer who once worked in a meat packing plant, The Jungle hit me hard.

trentreedy:

Happy birthday to Upton Sinclair.  September 20, 1878.

As I’m a writer who once worked in a meat packing plant, The Jungle hit me hard.

From our Facebook:

This is what happy library cardholders look like! Celebrating #LibraryCardSignUp Month! Come take a selfie with your library card and get featured!

escondidolibrary:

From our Facebook:
Hey there, it’s National Library Card Sign-Up Month! Drop by and snap your own “Sign-Up Selfie” with your library card at our amazing Selfie Station and let us know how you use your library card. We’ll be sharing the results right here on Facebook throughout the month of September!

escondidolibrary:

From our Facebook:

Hey there, it’s National Library Card Sign-Up Month! Drop by and snap your own “Sign-Up Selfie” with your library card at our amazing Selfie Station and let us know how you use your library card. We’ll be sharing the results right here on Facebook throughout the month of September!

(via escondidolibrary)

tastefullyoffensive:

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iamhauntedbybooks:

Discovering that I can check out ebooks from my libraries is both one of the best and most dangerous things that has ever happened to me

Do tell!

(via libraryjournal)

nprbooks: