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April 16, 2014

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What to Do When Kids Aren’t Allowed to Read Digital Books in School

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Pat Scales, chair of the American Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee and SLJ columnist, regularly fields questions on banned library materials. But “this is the first I’ve encountered in which a book’s format has been censored,” she writes.

Arizona Mandates Stiff Penalties for Schools, Public Libraries Without Filters

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Arizona’s public schools and libraries must filter all computers that are available to children or risk losing 10 percent of their state funding, according to a new law set to take effect August 1.