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National Library Week: National Library Week 2021

National Library Week Honorary Chair

Langston Hughes Memorial Library Power Point Tour

Tidbits for National Library Week 2021

Read about National Library Week on National Today: https://nationaltoday.com/national-library-week/

Check out this blog post from 2017 naming songs that talk about libraries & librarians!!! (Some of the videos are no longer available)

Please check out the new State of America's Libraries 2021: Special Report COVID-19 published by the American Library Association, which also includes the list of Top 10 Challenged Books for 2020.

Library Advocacy-Take Action for Libraries Day!

View the recent funding from the US government for libraries during COVID-19

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (American Library Association summary of the Act)

H.R. 1319 American Rescue Plan Act 2021

 "Introduced on January 28, 2021 in the Senate by Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), along with Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Ron Wyden (D-OR), as well as on March 3, 2021 in the House by Rep. Andy Levin (D-MI-9) and Rep. Don Young (R-AK), the Build America's Libraries Act would fund upgrades to the nation's library infrastructure to address challenges such as natural disasters, COVID-19, broadband capacity, environmental hazards, and accessibility barriers. This groundbreaking legislation would pave the way for new and improved library facilities in underserved communities across the country. Join us in the effort to support this bill and #BuildLibraries."

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Participate in the conversation on Take Action for Libraries Day as Dan Rather discusses his new book, What Unites Us.

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