Trump’s Budget Plans Threaten Library Cut

Trump’s Budget Plans Threaten Library Cut

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To book readers everywhere, libraries are important. They provide a pressure-free environment for people to enjoy books and literature that isn’t present anywhere else. Sadly, however, libraries are under attack. For the fourth time during his presidency, Trump and his administration want to get rid of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  This choice is part of Trump’s 2021 budget that will push more funding towards military defense and NASA while cutting funds for social programs like Medicare, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the IMLS.   These cuts directly impact communities that revolve around their public spaces and …

An Idaho Ruffian is Hiding Library Books Criticizing Trump

An Idaho Ruffian is Hiding Library Books Criticizing Trump

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The librarians at the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, public library usually spend most of their days helping patrons and doing the day-to-day upkeep of the library. However, they’ve recently had to play an elaborate game of hide-and-seek with one disgruntled patron who keeps hiding books critical of Donald Trump.   image via amazon   Bette Ammon, the library director for Coeur d’Alene, said about 20 books have disappeared or been deliberately misplaced in the past year: A gun rights book, we just found it last week behind the O’s in the fiction [section] on the bottom shelf behind a bunch of …