Read On! In defense of comics

  Graphic novels and comic books get a bad rap with some people in the reading world. They’re often labeled as “not real books” or “not reading.” I’d like to help change that perception.  I understand the hesitation of finding legitimacy in reading graphic novels and comic books. One of the biggest misunderstandings is the […]

Read On! Banned Book Week

The American Library Association and libraries across the nation observe “Banned Book Week” during the last week in September. This is a week where we celebrate our freedom to read and our ability to freely access information – two things libraries fight diligently for.  Libraries actively fight challenges and bans on the books we offer […]

Read On! Greed in Publishing

Patrons who use our ebook library are about to be frustrated with our service. I sincerely apologize. All 8,000 public library systems offering ebooks are trying to find a solution. Ebooks are sold differently than their physical counterparts. When we buy a physical book, the library owns it. We can add it to our collection, […]

Read On: Art in the Library

Last weekend, we went to the Gilcrease Museum to see the Pulitzer Prize photograph exhibit. I needed more than one tissue to get through it, but I’m glad we went. It was room after room of powerful and heartwrenching pieces of our history.  While we were there, we took the time to explore some of […]