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LeVar Burton and a group of young readers attend a school board meeting in "Banned Book Rainbow."


LeVar Burton Sends Up Book Banning in “Reading Rainbow” Segment
In a timely update of "Reading Rainbow," LeVar Burton revisited the iconic PBS series to discuss banned books with a rapt group of confused children, who shared their thoughts on the matter. The bit, featuring a field trip to a school board meeting, aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live. 

Announcing a New Project: “Reasons to Love Libraries”
“Reasons to Love ­Libraries” is a yearlong editorial project and campaign to engage the public in reflecting on libraries to ­reveal their impact on people and communities.

Educators and Parents Battle ‘Lock Up Librarians’ Legislation in Georgia | Censorship News
Advocates rally against legislation in Georgia; students protest book removals in Virginia; The Curse of King Tut's Tomb taken off shelves in South Carolina; and more.

 BCALA Releases 2023 Best of the Best Books List
The Black Caucus of the American Library Association released its 2023 Best of the Best Books list, featuring more than 75 titles divided into three categories: PreK–4, Grades 5–8, and Grades 9–12.

 The Rise of Middle Grade Romance, a guest post by author Nashae Jones
Teen Librarian Toolbox
Author Nashae Jones talks about romance in middle grade books, including her upcoming book COURTESY OF CUPID. 

A Public Library’s Comprehensive Babysitting Training Workshop
By Lauren Graves and Karen Jensen
From diaper changing to CPR and managing a business, these skills prepare future sitters.

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