Out of 323 challenges reported to the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2016 are… 1. This One Summer written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki This young adult graphic novel, winner Continue reading Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016
Every year since 1982, libraries put up caution tape and books and remind us that literature is often challenged and censored. In the 35-year history of Banned Books Week, over 11,000 books have been challenged. Banned books range from contemporary Continue reading Freedom to Read: Commemorate Banned Books Week 2017
Tuesday, September 26 is National Voter Registration Day! Are you registered to vote? Did you recently move (change address), turn 18, get married (change your name), complete parole, or would you like to change your party affiliation? From 12pm-3pm on Continue reading Register to Vote on National Voter Registration Day: Tuesday September 26, 2017
No one thinks they will need a lawyer. That is until they do. Perhaps you need to take a landlord to court, or you need a divorce from an abusive spouse. Maybe you are in a custody dispute or you Continue reading Beneficial Bits n’ Bytes: Local & Online Legal Resources LibGuide for Elmira, NY
At the Steele Memorial Library, we have suggestion boxes and always want to hear from you about what is working for you (or not) at our libraries. Here we look into our suggestion box and see what you have to Continue reading Talk Back: Answering questions about the library
Check out our Citizenship Corner (next to the health and education reference center by the Digital Media Lab) on the 2nd floor of the Steele Memorial Library)! It includes citizenship test preparation materials along with information about the naturalization process. Continue reading Immigration News: Citizenship Corner in the Steele Memorial Library
A post from our interactive display at the Steele Memorial Library where we asked you the question, “During the 76 hours we are open each week, people come to the library for countless different reasons, so please tell us–Why did Continue reading Why did you come to the library today?