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October Happenings at the Library

Posted October 03, 2012 in Community Blogs

The Drake Public Library recently received 3,725.00 from the Appanoose County Community Fund for the purchase of new computers. The computers will be placed in the computer lab on the main floor of the library. This upgrade will replace our outdated and slower units. One computer will be used to upgrade the microfilm machine reader/printer computer.

Many libraries across the USA are celebrating Banned Book Week in October. Censorship in libraries is always a hot topic. The Drake Public Library does not censor any titles. Patrons may check out any book in the library. If the library does not own a desired title, the title can be borrowed from another library within the state of Iowa. This process is called interlibrary loan.

Teen Read Week is October 14th through the 20th. Reading is a popular hobby for teens. Reading books for pleasure helps teens with school work success. According to the American Library Association’s website:

“Teen Read Week is an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Teen Read Week started in 1998.Libraries across the world celebrate Teen Read Week with a variety of special events and programs aimed at encouraging teens to read for pleasure and to visit their libraries for free reading materials.

Why is it important to celebrate? For a lot of reasons! Teens have so many options for entertainment, so it’s important to remind them to spend time reading for pleasure: it’s free, fun, and can be done anywhere! Research shows that teens who read for fun have better test scores and are more likely to succeed in the workforce.”

Encourage your teenagers to visit the Drake Public Library!

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