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How right-wing groups online stoked a moral panic about school libraries

'These books save lives.'

On Jan 21, 2023 by Rebecca Caraway

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‘The amount of men who think the library is a good pick up spot’: Student says man harassing her at library wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer

'He realized you were in the middle of something and still choose to be persistent.'

On Oct 15, 2022 by Jack Alban

Woman speaking hand on chest (l) 'Banned Books Week' display in school library caption 'Thank you for standing up for what is right! Can we see the display??' (c) woman speaking hand on chest (r)

‘I am not upset. I’m enraged’: Administration asked school librarian to take down banned books display after one parent complained

'I serve over 700 students, not one student alone.'

On Aug 20, 2022 by Braden Bjella

A response to the argument that Amazon Books stores should replace libraries.

‘Libraries should be replaced by Amazon bookstores’ sets internet ablaze

Librarians are ripping this idea to shreds.

On Jul 23, 2018 by Samantha Grasso

Flyers at the University of Zambia reportedly told female students to stop dressing 'half naked.'

‘Half naked’ women are ‘disturbing’ male students in the library, university flyer warns

The university says it wasn't an official memo.

On May 9, 2018 by Ana Valens

A Chuck E. Cheese's token

This Massachusetts library can’t accept your arcade tokens for fines, you jerks

Your cheddar is no good here, Chuck.

On Sep 2, 2017 by Samantha Grasso

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If you don’t own this Harambe lamp, it’s time to rethink your life

Shades out for Harambe.

On Oct 7, 2016 by April Siese

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What life was like before the internet

Some things used to be easier—and some were a whole lot harder.

On Jul 21, 2016 by Josh Katzowitz

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How will we preserve our digital future?

The Library of Congress was established in 1800. What will it look like 100 years from now?

On Apr 24, 2016 by Matthew Rozsa

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The right to read anonymously is in danger

Think you’re reading this article? Nope. It’s reading you.

On Apr 4, 2016 by J.M. Porup

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New Hampshire lawmakers pass bill saying libraries can use Tor

The legislation won't have any legal effect. It's about affirming a principle.

On Mar 10, 2016 by Patrick Howell O'Neill

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The groundbreaking fight to strengthen Internet privacy in public libraries

The bill is meant as a statement in support of privacy software in public libraries.

On Mar 9, 2016 by Patrick Howell O'Neill

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Democratic lawmaker wants to know if DHS is sabotaging plans for Tor exit relays

Are authorities pressuring libraries to stop helping this global anonymity network?

On Dec 11, 2015 by Eric Geller

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Google Books won—and so did readers everywhere

The service should have been legal all along.

On Oct 20, 2015 by Derrick Clifton

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Library staff parodies Taylor Swift with book-related jam

'Check It Out' explains all the benefits of library membership—to one sick beat.

On Apr 15, 2015 by Rae Votta