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Maine Library Successfully Defends Their Displays Again

June 17, 2019
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Maine Library Successfully Defends Their Displays Again

Rumford Public Library in Maine successfully defended itself and its displays again this year, after a local politician declared the librarians and the public displays were a way to politicize the library on the “town’s dime.” “I thought we had reconciled everything last year,” library director Tamara Butler said last week. “I thought it was…

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Just Announced! Take PRIDE in Comics: The Challenges Facing LGBTQ+ Content

May 28, 2019
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Just Announced! Take PRIDE in Comics: The Challenges Facing LGBTQ+ Content

Why are comics and other literature centered on LGBTQ+ characters targeted so frequently by censors? What can we do to ensure these important books stay on shelves? Join CBLDF and a panel of creators, educators, librarians, and retailers to discuss the challenges facing LGBTQ comics on June 12, 2019 at 4 P.M. Pacific. Cartoonist Paige…

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Speakers Announced For CBLDF’s Teaching Comic Books Conference!

April 18, 2019
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Speakers Announced For CBLDF’s Teaching Comic Books Conference!

Join leading teachers, librarians and authors for Teaching Comic Books, a one-day conference presented by Comic Book Legal Defense Fund on April 27!  TCB:PDX explores the values, challenges, and benefits of teaching with comics with important panels including Teaching Tough Topics With Comics, Breaking Through Barriers: Strategies For Including Comics, and Terrific Teamwork: Comics Creators Speak Up. Panelists include award-winning…

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Vandal Destroys PA Library Book Because of Bad Words

January 8, 2019
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Vandal Destroys PA Library Book Because of Bad Words

A copy of Susan Wigg’s summer romance Lakeside Cottage was returned to the Mifflin County Library in Lewistown Pennsylvania after some anonymous editor had crossed out all the bad words in the entire book with a Sharpie. Library Director Molly Kinney was frustrated with the coward’s decision to vandalise the book instead of opening up…

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Give More Than Gifts This Holiday Season

December 4, 2018
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Give More Than Gifts This Holiday Season

The holidays can be a chaotic time of year. The sunlight hours are getting ever shorter and against the encroaching darkness we strive to fit more and more into each day. Gift buying and wrapping, food shopping and cooking, work parties, ugly sweater parties, white-elephant parties. And in the midst of all the fun, and…

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Banned Spotlight on ALA’s Top 10 Challenged Books

September 12, 2018
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Banned Spotlight on ALA’s Top 10 Challenged Books

BannedBooksWeek.org is doing a series of articles spotlighting the ALA’s Top Ten Challenged Books of 2017 to lead up to this year’s Banned Books Week, September 23 – 29. In 2017, two comic books – Drama and Sex is a Funny Word – were three and six respectively on the top ten list. Three other books…

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Get Ready for Banned Books Week

August 29, 2018
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Get Ready for Banned Books Week

It is less than a month until 2018 Banned Books Week, September 23 – 29. For educators, librarians, and parents, it falls at a hectic time of year, getting kids back into the routine of homework, school, not to mention all of the extracurriculars the students and the adults take part in. So look no…

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Yes, Comic Books are “Real Reading”

August 22, 2018
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Yes, Comic Books are “Real Reading”

Lucas Maxwell posted a great (and friendly) reminder the other day, that even though comics are enjoying mainstream popularity on television and at the local multiplex, many parents and teachers still think reading graphic novels don’t really count as reading. They aren’t real books. As though Watchmen is easily equated with The Very Hungry Caterpillar…

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SDCC18: CBLDF Programming Guide!

July 5, 2018
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SDCC18: CBLDF Programming Guide!

CBLDF Programming Guide Mark your calendars so you don’t miss a single minute of fun with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. We have brand new educational panels this year to talk about comics in libraries, the history of social justice in comics, the state of censorship today, and so much more! Check out this year’s…

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CBLDF Debuts Comics – Start Here! At ALA in New Orleans

June 22, 2018
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CBLDF Debuts Comics – Start Here! At ALA in New Orleans

CBLDF is proud to release Comics — Start Here! This resource for librarians provides an introduction to developing a graphic novel collection, including brand new research on cataloging graphic novels undertaken by Staci Crouch, Hallie Clawson, and Allison Bailund at University of Washington iSchool, Comics — Start Here! will be available from CBLDF at ALA…

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