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September 23, 2020
Has your library extended its free WiFi to patrons outside of the library during COVID-19? Do you have any photos of patrons taking... Read More ...
September 22, 2020
This message has been cross-posted. Please excuse any duplication The final schedule and preliminary agenda are now available for the... Read More ...
September 21, 2020
New featured titles have been added to the Historic Publications page for fall 2020. Head back to school with: New additions to... Read More ...
September 18, 2020
If your library has been considering joining the Cataloging Record Distribution Program (CRDP) in order to receive free, monthly... Read More ...
September 16, 2020
This message has been cross-posted. Please excuse any duplication An updated schedule is now available for the 2020 Federal... Read More ...
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Wendy Knapp

On September 24, 1789, the first Supreme Court was established. The Judiciary Act of 1789 was passed by Congress and signed by President George Washington, establishing the Supreme Court of the United States as a tribunal made up of six justices who were to serve on the court until death or retirement. Check out these resources from the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications:

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National Punctuation Day is celebrated September 24th. Punctuation separates sentences and their elements to clarify meaning. Without it, meaning would be lost or up for interpretation. Check out these resources from the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications.

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Prepare your library for reopening with FDLP face masks and social distancing signage.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020 is the deadline for libraries intending to add tangible formats to their item selection profiles for Federal fiscal year 2021. Learn more.


Access resources for patrons and administrative information for library staff, as well as infographics and images for your library website.

Constitution Day

Jefferson College Library in Hillsboro, MO is giving away free copies of the Pocket Constitution, and the Library is sweetening the day with individually wrapped patriotic cookies, voter registration forms, and more. Their Vote 2020 guide has information about exercising your right to vote, becoming a media savvy voter, and learning about the history of voting and elections.

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Harford Community College created a Constitution Day & Voting Rights guide, and they are also providing ‘grab and go’ bags to students on campus who have computer or study space reservations. Most of their campus is virtual right now, but that hasn’t stopped HCC Library from celebrating Constitution Day and serving their patrons.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 - October 15, celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. It started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period from September 15 - October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.


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