#Saturday Reads

Tennessee Becomes Next State Seeking Public Library Oversight, Censorship

Tennessee "parental oversight committee" bill would censor public library programs, materials.

The Lasting Magic of THE SNOWY DAY

THE SNOWY DAY is the most borrowed item from the NYPL. One reader considers why Ezra Jack Keats' 1962 children's book is beloved by generations.

Just Get a Library Card: 5 Memorable Library Heists

From book bandits to archive raiders, learn about some noteworthy library theft incidents. Read on, and be glad you have a library card.

Why Do I Fall Asleep When I Read?

Why do we sometimes fall asleep while reading, even when we’re interested in the book? And how do we stop it? We discuss some tips and tricks.

Oprah Winfrey’s Controversial Book Club Pick, AMERICAN DIRT, Casts a Long Shadow

On the controversy surrounding Oprah's newest book club pick, AMERICAN DIRT, and the problematic nature of Jeanine Cummins' migrant story.

A Quick And Dirty Guide To Essays (With Essay Examples!)

What's an essay, anyway? What are its different forms? If you're lost, check out our handy guide, complete with essay examples!

Principal Tied To Censorship Arrested, Faces Child Pornography Charges

Principal at the center of book banning in 2009 is arrested, facing child pornography charges.

What Happened to Barnes and Noble and What’s in Store for the Chain

A quick update on the tumultuous recent history of Barnes and Noble, and where the bookstore chain might be headed under new ownership.