Last weekend in Chicago, a room full of children's and teen librarians erupted in cheers, gasps, and wild applause for the newest batch of books chosen for the Youth Media Awards, administered…
continue reading Caldecott, Newbery, Belpre, Oh My!
written by Sarah S.
February 6, 2015
In celebration of GLBTQ Pride Month, the Independence Library , 18 South 7th Street, will host a casual dessert and coffee social on Friday, June 28 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Our library is the home…
continue reading Celebrate Pride Month and the Barbara Gittings GLBTQ Collection
written by Independence Branch Library
June 12, 2013
So many of us have been distressed by the recent suicides of teens bullied for being or seeming gay. Here’s what the Free Library staff have done to help show that things can change.…
continue reading The Free Library Says, “It Gets Better!”
written by Elizabeth H.
November 5, 2010
What would you do if someone secretly set up your webcam to record you in private , and then streamed that video over the internet? What would you do if you couldn’t walk to school at the…
continue reading Teen Suicide and Anti-LGBT Bullying
written by Joel N.
October 12, 2010