New to the Digital Library: U.S. History and World History in Context

Looking for articles or sources to write a research paper or develop a History Day project? We've got two new online resources that will help you find what you need! First up is U.S. History in Context, a complete overview of our nation’s past that covers the most-significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history…
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Improving Createch: When data led to an “aha moment” in Saint Paul

This blog post first appeared on Bloomberg's What Works Cities blog Creating goals and analyzing data led staff from Createch, a teen program at the Saint Paul Public Library, to uncover an unanticipated challenge in serving their patrons—that fewer girls than boys were accessing services—and paved the way for identifying unexpected solutions. As part of…
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“Stick”, 2016 Read Brave book, banned in Oregon school district

The Read Brave Team just learned that our 2016  book pick, Stick, was recently banned by the Beaverton School District in Oregon. Stick tells the story of fourteen-year-old Stark McClellan (nicknamed Stick because he’s tall and thin), his brother Bosten who is gay and struggling with his identity, and their collective struggle with an abusive father. In…
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