Tag Archives: American Library Association

York County Libraries debuts financial literacy database

Deb Sullivan discusses the new financial literacy database available at yorklibraries.org in November’s On the Shelves column.

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York County Libraries, York Emporium celebrate Banned Books Week

York County Libraries and The York Emporium are celebrating the freedom to read during Banned Books Week in York, Pa., Sept. 21-28, 2013.

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ makes ALA’s annual list of most challenged books

“Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James made the American Library Association’s list of most challenged books for 2012, but Dav Pilkey’s “Captain Underpants” took the No. 1 spot.

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York County Libraries, York County Literacy Council partner for ‘York Reads!’

York County Libraries and the York County Literacy Council are partnering together for “York Reads!”, a joint initiative to promote literacy in York County.

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ALA announces 2013 Youth Media Award winners

The American Library Association announces the winners for the 2013 Youth Media Awards Jan. 28, 2013.

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Macmillan will begin lending e-books to libraries

Macmillan will begin its two-year pilot project for lending e-books to libraries by the end of March 2013. More than 1200 backlist titles will be available for two years or 52 circulations, whichever comes first.

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Veronica Roth’s ‘Divergent’ tops YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten list

The Young Adult Library Services Association, an arm of the ALA, released its 2012 Teens’ Top Ten vote, with “Divergent” at No. 1.

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ pulled off some library shelves

An Associated Press story came out Wednesday about how public libraries in several states have refused to order or have pulled E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” off its shelves. Some said it’s too steamy or too poorly written. According … Continue reading

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Top 10 challenged books of 2010

Quick, cover the children’s eyes: The American Library Association just released its list of the 10 most frequently challenged books of 2010. The ALA defines a “challenge” as a “formal, written complaint filed with a library or school, requesting that … Continue reading

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