Keep Calm and Plan Your Future! October’s second floor book display revolves around what many of you are starting to think about — life after high school. Whether you are taking the PSATS this week or starting to look ahead to the SATs, we thought the books featured in this display would pair well with what many of you are focused on these days and would offer some good advice for you to keep in mind while you are weighing the decisions you are each facing about your individual futures. Also, when the time comes, don’t forget that we have an entire section on the first floor with study books for the various exams you are all going to take at some point here, from the ACT to the AP Exams. These books can be used in the library or checked out on a 1 day loan. If you have any questions, just ask our library staff at the desk!
Words have power and access to diverse viewpoints makes us all more powerful by forcing us to think, question, and reexamine our own ideas, thereby encouraging personal growth and leading to better conversations and a greater community understanding. The Katherine Brush Library will be joining libraries across the country during the week of September 24-September 30 to mark the annual Banned Books Week celebration. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. The books highlighted during Banned Books Week — some of which we have on display on the second floor of the library — have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be challenged and/or banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read. Remember, words have power. Let’s use ours to speak up and out against censorship and book banning.
The Katharine Brush Library is celebrating National Poetry Month with a Book Spine Poetry display on the first floor of the library. Come check out the poems we’ve written using the titles of books!