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Read a Banned Book This Week

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This week is Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating our freedom to read whatever we like. It’s not that we want to celebrate the banning of books, of course. What we celebrate is the power of books to convey

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First Book at the American Library Association Conference

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One of the great things about working at First Book is how wonderfully supportive our many partners and friends are of the work we do.  We regularly hear from authors who say, “How can I support First Book’s efforts?”  So

Posted in Around the First Book Office, Authors & Illustrators, Books & Reading, First Book Events, General, Literacy

Did You Grab Your Library Card: It’s National Library Week!

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We hope you’ve had a chance to grab your library card and head to your local library in celebration of the American Library Association’s National Library Week (April 11th – April 17th)! National Library week celebrates the special way in

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National Library Week 2009 – Worlds connect @ your library!

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Today is the start of National Library Week 2009, kicking off a week of appreciation for our nation’s libraries and librarians. The Honorary Chair of National Library Week this year is Jamie Lee Curtis a well-known supporter of children’s literacy and

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Proud to Be An American Reader

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Guest Blogger Rachael Walker is the Outreach Consultant for Reading Rockets, a national multimedia initiative which aims to inform and inspire parents, teachers, childcare providers, and others who touch the life of a child by providing comprehensive, accessible information on

Posted in Books & Reading, Literacy