Category: News Features

Take Action for Libraries Day

Libraries make communities better because it's the nature of the library to help, to want others to succeed and have access to information and resources. We take action when we see barriers and inequities that others refuse to acknowledge. So today, we’re asking library supporters everywhere to Take Action for Libraries.  

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National Library Outreach Day

Because the work of librarianship often extends beyond the stacks of books and the walls of the library building, outreach is an important part of what we do.

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National Library Workers Day

Happy National Library Workers Day! Today we honor and recognize the valuable contributions made by library workers of all kinds. You might think library workers just read all day. Most library workers do love to read, but there’s definitely more to the story!

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Right to Read Day

The American freedom to read what we want is as basic as the freedom to speak and to worship how we want. In fact, those freedoms are all protected by the same amendment of the US Constitution.

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Help CALS Serve You Better

CALS is looking to gain more insight into how patrons use the library and its services to guide the library’s development, and we need you. Follow the link below to take the
survey online or ask for more information at your favorite branch about filling out a physical survey form.

Take the Survey

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Rock It! Lab rocks on after successful ribbon cutting



On Thursday, July 22, onlookers cheered as Benito Lubazibwa, Director of ABE (Advancing Black Entrepreneurship) cut the ribbon held by CALS Executive Director Nate Coulter,  Mayor Frank Scott Jr., and Andre Webster. Guests were invited to tour the Cox Building, previously housing the bookstore, as the new home of the Rock It!

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Letter from the Executive Director

After the unprecedented challenges of 2020, the opportunity to begin restoring the full array of activities at the library in 2021 has made us more attentive to our re-engagement with patrons. As we move into the second half of the year, it’s nice to feel as if we are on the path back to normal.

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Grow Your Garden with the CALS Seed Library

We’ve opened a new Seed Library at the CALS McMath branch library!

Now you can spend autumn dreaming up garden ideas as you look through our seed collection. You’ll be ready to start germinating those indoor seeds in January and February. The seed library features a cabinet supplied with envelopes full of seeds including:

Vegetables | Fruits | Herbs | Flowers

In addition,

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