September222014

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.

Library Bill of Rights, American Library Association

(Source: ala.org)

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teachingliteracy:

lensbetweenus:
Australia, Book store, Bondi beach Sydney, August 10, 2014
“The World is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” St. Augustine

teachingliteracy:

lensbetweenus:

Australia, Book store, Bondi beach Sydney, August 10, 2014

“The World is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” St. Augustine

(via teacoffeebooks)

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klnwhooha:

Banned Books Week: Celebrate the Freedom to Read.September 22-28, 2013

klnwhooha:

Banned Books Week: Celebrate the Freedom to Read.
September 22-28, 2013

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deadpoetsmusings:

In honour of banned books week, here are some of my favourite banned books. #IReadBannedBooks

deadpoetsmusings:

In honour of banned books week, here are some of my favourite banned books. #IReadBannedBooks

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artbeautypaintings:

unknown - Andre Kohn

artbeautypaintings:

unknown - Andre Kohn

(via womenreading)

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“If librarianship is the connecting of people to ideas – and I believe that is the truest definition of what we do – it is crucial to remember that we must keep and make available, not just good ideas and noble ideas, but bad ideas, silly ideas, and yes, even dangerous or wicked ideas.” Graceanne A. Decandido (via lookingforamuse)
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(by Dear Pao)
deerpao on tumblr

(by Dear Pao)

deerpao on tumblr

(Source: futuroinevitavel, via bookporn)

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teachingliteracy:

reader.

teachingliteracy:

reader.

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“Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are.” Emma Watson

(Source: youtube.com)

September192014

(Source: imaginablyy)

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