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MCBA Book Club

Have you been seeing signs for the MCBA book club? Maybe you’ve found our book display in Youth Services, or noticed those stickers on some book spines. Maybe you even saw our video about the book club! Wondering what it’s all about? Here are 5 things to know about MCBA!


1. What is MCBA?

MCBA stands for the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award. Each year, a committee nominates 20 books for kids to vote as the best book this year.

Librarian’s Lounge - October 2021

Welcome to the Librarian’s Lounge! Every month, stop by to find out what Megan Tully, AFL’s Reference and Adult Services Librarian, has been reading, cooking, creating, and more. She’ll share highlights of her previous month’s adventures through the library’s collection and resources. Join in to find your next great read, spark your creativity, or learn something new!

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week (September 26 - October 2, 2021) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

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