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On the Road: Memories, Memories

Hi Friends,

Bookkitty had some errands to run today. She took a few pictures for you recognize where she went? it was somewhere with a brick wall, a window with a green sill, with some grass & a parking lot in the background. It looks like there's some kind of metal boxy tray looking thing stuck to the wall. How about some more clues:

Did you figure it out yet? It looks like the ceiling is pretty high, with beams or brackets holding flourescent lights. And that plant is up high maybe on a shelf. There's a neat looking illustration with Harry Potter casting a patronus spell. Hmmm...the next image shows some kind of cardboard stacked up? And I see a rug or mat with a curved edge & some alphabet letters in bright colors. Maybe a few more clues?

Ohhh, I know those guys, it's Elephant & Piggie! And I can see the spine of a book with a bar code & "new" sticker on it. It looks like shelves with more books are in the background. I can guess now, there's that sign we see all around town, reminding us to LOVE YOUR LIBRARY!

Aha! Bookkitty must have visited the Hampton Community Library today!

Find out about Schomburg, a man who built his own library. Then check out some amazing library buildings around the world:

The library belongs to everyone.

I thought we should share something that librarians are really super proud to uphold, the Library Bill of Rights:

"The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services: I. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation. II. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval. III. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment. IV. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas. V. A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views. VI. Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use. VII. All people, regardless of origin, age, background, or views, possess a right to privacy and confidentiality in their library use. Libraries should advocate for, educate about, and protect people’s privacy, safeguarding all library use data, including personally identifiable information. Adopted June 19, 1939, by the ALA Council; amended October 14, 1944; June 18, 1948; February 2, 1961; June 27, 1967; January 23, 1980; January 29, 2019.

We're still open, so stop by, check out a great book & say hello---we can't wait to see you!

Toodleloo, Kangaroos!

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