Visit the website to see which books made the top 10 banned books for 2020-
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Discover documents, exhibits, films, blog posts and more from the National Archives and Presidential Libraries that highlight Hispanic culture at hispanicheritagemonth.gov
Look to the library for Hispanic authors, on-line language programs, Spanish language books, music, and movies!
While most of our book donations are run of the mill, we do get larger donations that would seem to be a result of someone's passing. It's difficult. Book Riot has a helpful article on how to deal with your loved one's books. The author's key points are:
- Start with a keep pile - also ask family/friends if there's books they'd like
- Flip through every book - you'll be surprised what you'll find
- Discard damaged books - especially if they're moldy
- Donate (check the article for suggestions)
- It's OK to wait - it's emotional
- Don't feel guilty (wonderful advice in the article)
Friday, September 17, 2021
Quartz has an informative article about book delays. Basically, more people want physical books, lumber is in short supply and with COVID, there's a reduction in workers to make paper. Many books are printed in China. Port congestion, lack of shipping containers, a shortage of dockworkers and trucker are slowing the movement of books from warehouses to stores.
For the 2021 holiday season the key is to shop early. Huber said to preorder any books you’re looking forward and be flexible. Remember, independent-bookstores can help customers find a suitable replacement gift if the one they want is not in stock. Most important, they say: “Be nice to retail workers, as we cannot control the supply chain, and the shortages aren’t our fault.” The same advice applies to our library staff.
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Staff at LitHub has reviewed some of the new fall book releases. Of what they've read so far, here's their reviews and recommendations. Here's an additional 222 books released in July -December. Until then, here's some of their picks you can pick up right now and now.