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At the Libraries: The Dreaded Summer Reading List

Miss Kathleen
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Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment!

I know it's not the first thing you think of when you hear the word "librarian," but lemme tell ya, we got style!
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The freedom that comes with summer can be brought down by three little words: summer reading list. What books do you think teachers should jettison? Or should every kid in America be forced to read The Lord of the Flies?
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Books, read in school or at leisure, can definitely change you, though. I know it's dorky, but I still look to Anne Shirley for insight sometimes. What books have made you rethink yourself or your life?
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Got a giant, empty Walmart sitting around taking up space? Here's a great use for it.


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