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On Display: The Secret Lives of Librarians
Show your customers that we’re not just librarians—we’re also martial artists and superheroes and Muppets and zombies and wizards and all sorts of others things in our spare time.  I’m the goofy librarian seen above, and my display case will also feature pictures of my awesome coworkers in costume, plus as books about cool librarian characters.
Suggested titles:
Killer Librarian, by Mary Lou Kirwin
The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
The Book Stops Here, by Ian Sansom
The World’s Strongest Librarian, by Josh Hanagarne
Due or Die, by Jenn McKinlay

On Display: The Secret Lives of Librarians

Show your customers that we’re not just librarians—we’re also martial artists and superheroes and Muppets and zombies and wizards and all sorts of others things in our spare time.  I’m the goofy librarian seen above, and my display case will also feature pictures of my awesome coworkers in costume, plus as books about cool librarian characters.

Suggested titles:

  • Killer Librarian, by Mary Lou Kirwin
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Book Stops Here, by Ian Sansom
  • The World’s Strongest Librarian, by Josh Hanagarne
  • Due or Die, by Jenn McKinlay

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Top Ten Challenged Books of 2013

As reported by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, the top ten most-challenged books of last year were:

  1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
    Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence
  2. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
  3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
    Reasons
    : Nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  5. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
    Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
  6. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit
  7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
    Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  9. Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
    Reasons: Occult/Satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
  10. Bone (series), by Jeff Smith
    Reasons: Political viewpoint, racism, violence

Artwork and data courtesy of the American Library Association.

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This year, I am serving on a team to plan library events for 5th-7th graders, and this is the first event that I have worked on.  In just a few weeks, we’ll be having a guest instructor come in to teach our tweens some of the basic tenants of self defense, and we only have 5 slots left!
In my spare time, I practice taekwondo and muay thai, so I’m really excited to bring something physical and different to our young library customers.

This year, I am serving on a team to plan library events for 5th-7th graders, and this is the first event that I have worked on.  In just a few weeks, we’ll be having a guest instructor come in to teach our tweens some of the basic tenants of self defense, and we only have 5 slots left!

In my spare time, I practice taekwondo and muay thai, so I’m really excited to bring something physical and different to our young library customers.

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nationalbook:

The 2014 Young People’s Literature Longlist for the National Book Award was announced this morning. Congratulations to all these fine authors!
Laurie Halse Anderson, The Impossible Knife of Memory
Gail Giles, Girls Like Us
Carl Hiaasen, Skink— No Surrender
Kate Milford, Greenglass House
Eliot Schrefer, Threatened
Steve Sheinkin, The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
Andrew Smith, 100 Sideways Miles
John Corey Whaley, Noggin
Deborah Wiles, Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two
Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming

nationalbook:

The 2014 Young People’s Literature Longlist for the National Book Award was announced this morning. Congratulations to all these fine authors!


Laurie Halse Anderson, The Impossible Knife of Memory

Gail Giles, Girls Like Us

Carl Hiaasen, Skink— No Surrender

Kate Milford, Greenglass House

Eliot Schrefer, Threatened

Steve Sheinkin, The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

Andrew Smith, 100 Sideways Miles

John Corey Whaley, Noggin

Deborah Wiles, Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two

Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming

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As a huge fan of YA literature and as an avid reader, I can vouch for the awesomeness of this list.  
I’ve read and loved several of the titles listed here: Ready Player One (a favorite of mine), The Age of Miracles,The Snow Child, Life After Life, Where’d You Go Bernadette, Tell the Wolves I’m Home, Swamplandia, Water for Elephants, The Night Circus, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane.  For an even more excellent experience, I recommend listing to the audiobooks of Ready Player One and The Night Circus.  So good!
What else would you put on this list?

As a huge fan of YA literature and as an avid reader, I can vouch for the awesomeness of this list.  

I’ve read and loved several of the titles listed here: Ready Player One (a favorite of mine), The Age of Miracles,The Snow Child, Life After Life, Where’d You Go Bernadette, Tell the Wolves I’m Home, Swamplandia, Water for Elephants, The Night Circus, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane.  For an even more excellent experience, I recommend listing to the audiobooks of Ready Player One and The Night Circus.  So good!

What else would you put on this list?

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