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Fake News: How to Spot It

February 3, 2017 Leave a comment
Maryland’s State Library Resource Center has developed a new web guide for customers interested in how to spot fake news. This is a comprehensive guide that they should find helpful:

National Book Awards Finalists

November 8, 2016 Leave a comment
The National Book Foundation announced the finalists for this year’s National Book Awards. The winners will be named November 16 at the 67th NBA benefit dinner and ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. This year’s shortlisted titles are:

The Throwback Special by Chris Bachelder (Norton)
News of the World by Paulette Jiles (Morrow)
The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan (Viking)
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday)
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson (Amistad)

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild (The New Press)
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi (Nation Books)
Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Harvard University Press)
The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America by Andrés Reséndez (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson (Pantheon)

The Performance of Becoming Human by Daniel Borzutzky (Brooklyn Arts Press)
Collected Poems 1974-2004 by Rita Dove (Norton)
Archeophonics by Peter Gizzi (Wesleyan University Press)
The Abridged History of Rainfall by Jay Hopler (McSweeney’s)
Look by Solmaz Sharif (Graywolf Press)

Young People’s Literature
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick)
March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell (Top Shelf Productions)
When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin (Little, Brown)
Ghost by Jason Reynolds (Atheneum)
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (Delacorte)

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What is literacy?

March 2, 2016 Leave a comment

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More Color at ACLS!

February 26, 2016 Leave a comment

We recently introduced color copiers/printers at the Washington Street and LaVale Libraries.  In ACLS,  three branches now have color copiers/printers – Frostburg, LaVale, and Washington Street Libraries.  You can also print in color at Frostburg and Washington Street.  (LaVale is coming soon).  Color copies or prints costs 50 cents.

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December 2015 Library Board Minutes

February 15, 2016 Leave a comment

The December 2015 Library Board of Trustees minutes are now available.


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Digging out Inter-library Loans

January 27, 2016 Leave a comment

The recent snow has caused some delays in the transfer of material from other libraries across the state.    We apologize for any delays and will have your requests filled ASAP.


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Inter-Library Loan is moving

October 22, 2015 Leave a comment

Please be advised that the state wide interlibrary loan system will not be available from Thursday, October 22nd, through Thursday, October 29th.  ACLS will not be sending or receiving interlibrary loan requests during that time. You will also not be able to place any requests while they are moving.    Inter-Library Loan services will resume on Monday November 2, 2015

MILO (Maryland Interlibrary Loan Organization) is relocating their shipping “hub” and will not be delivering requests during that time. Since all statewide delivery is routed through this hub it affects all deliveries outside of Allegany County. To prevent a backlog of materials during the relocation Marina will be shut down. Patrons will not be able to request items during this time.  Delivery will continue to come in until Monday, October 26th and then will start again after Monday, November 2nd.

Feel free to check in at any branch if you have further questions.

Thanks for your understanding.

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