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Molly Raphael

Blog Entries by Molly Raphael

Publishers Long Overdue in Offering Libraries eBook Titles

(25) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 4:45 PM

To the surprise of many readers, public library e-book "shelves" now sport gaping holes. The Witness by Nora Roberts? Unseen. The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark? Missing. Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs? DOA.

None of these bestsellers is available through your library's thoughtfully developed online...

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Why Libraries Matter

(4) Comments | Posted November 22, 2011 | 8:24 AM

This blogpost is part of our ongoing series on Libraries In Crisis.

It seems that every time you pick up a newspaper or visit a website, you find a story about libraries facing major budget cuts.

The recession has proven a double edged sword for public libraries.


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Banned Books Week Reminds Us That Censorship Is Alive and Well in the Internet Age

(282) Comments | Posted September 22, 2011 | 8:46 PM

The week of Sept 24 - Oct 1 is Banned Books Week, a time when libraries, schools, and bookstores celebrate our First Amendment freedom to read while drawing attention to the harms that censorship does to our society and our individual freedoms.

Whether in print or digital format,...

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