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Defining and Supporting Literacy

It once was simple in the days before apps and the Internet. When all information came by way of books, magazines, and newspapers. Literacy was easy to define. It meant you were able to read and understand printed matter.  Functional

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The Power of Literacy

Until the middle of the 20th century, Literacy meant one thing – you could read.  It sometimes was modified with the word “functional” to indicate you were capable of reading at a sufficient level to survive in our society.  Today

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Can They Picture It?

I have been a voracious reader since I was a young child.  Words have always been an important part of my life, so I never thought much about the pictures words were painting in my head.  Sure, I knew seeing

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Evolution of the Book

I was drawn to librarianship, as most of us were, because I loved (and love) books or, more specifically, a great story.  Although my career started many years ago, even then technology in the form of filmstrips was intertwined.  As

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Banned Books Week

  The late Judith Krug of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (http://www/ is credited with beginning this annual event held during the last week in September.  This year it runs from September 22-28.  While all of us believe in open

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