May 14, 2021

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will be closed 

Monday, May 17 - Monday, May 31st. 

The summer hours schedule will resume on Tuesday, June 1st.  A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on our website.

May 12, 2021

Main Collection: Education

The following books have been added to the library's main circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the main floor of the library, or in their regular location on the second floor.

Juvenile Books: Picture Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: Non-fiction

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

April 12, 2021

IRC Hours: April 13 - 15

Please note the following updates to IRC hours for
Tues. April 13 - Thurs. April 15

  • Tuesday, 4/13: Open 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 4/14:  Open 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, 4/15: Open 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Regular hours resume on Friday, 4/16.  A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on our website.

April 9, 2021

Films on Demand: Feature Films for Education

New Database

Feature Films for Education, part of the Infobase Films on Demand Collection, has been added to our list of database resources. A complete listing of Library database resources is available on the A to Z Database List.

About the Resource:

"Teach with the best Hollywood has to offer and harness the storytelling power of film as a tool for engaging and inspiring students. The Feature Films for Education Collection offers hundreds of full-length feature films for educational instructional purposes. Brought to you in partnership with Global Eagle, this outstanding collection focuses on both current and hard-to-find titles, including dramas, literary adaptations, blockbusters, classics, science fiction, environmental titles, foreign films, social issues, animation studies, Academy Award® winners, and more" (Infobase, 2021).

April 8, 2021

National Library Week: Challenged Books

 Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020

This infographic, from ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom,  provides an overview of the ten most challenged books of 2020. Click here to view a full-sized version of the infographic.

About the Infographic: "The American Library Association tracked 156 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services in 2020.  A challenge is an attempt to remove or or restrict materials or services based on content. Overall, 273 books were targeted" (ALA, OIF 2021)


April 7, 2021

National Library Week 2021

Censorship by the Numbers

This infographic from ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom provides an overview of reasons for challenges, who initiated the challenge, where challenges take place, and additional book details. Click here to view the full-sized image.

April 6, 2021

ALA's Top 10 Most Challenged Books 2020

It's National Library Week! 

The American Library Association's State of America's Libraries report 2021 was released yesterday. It included the Top 10 #BannedBooksList, the most frequently challenged books of 2020.


"The American Library Association tracked 156 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services in 2020. Of the 273 books that were challenged or banned, here are the “Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020,” along with the reasons cited for censoring the titles." - ALA YouTube Channel

March 30, 2021

IRC Hours Update: Easter Break

IRC Easter Break Hours

The Instructional Resource Center will be closed Wednesday, March 30th through Monday, April 5th.  Our regular spring hours schedule resumes on Tuesday, April 6th. For additional information, a complete listing of IRC Hours & Updates is available on our website. Have a safe and enjoyable Easter Break.

March 12, 2021

IRC Hours Update: 3/15

Please note the following change in hours for the IRC:
Monday, March 15: Open Noon to 4:00 p.m. 

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, March 16.  A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on our web site.

March 1, 2021

Juvenile Books: Picture Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

February 24, 2021

IRC Hours Update: 2/25

Please note the following hours update for the IRC:
Thursday, February 25th: Open  2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

Regular hours will resume on Friday, February 26th.  A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on our web site.

February 22, 2021

Juvenile Books: Picture Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.