Banned Books Week

Hello Albrightians!

Today is the start of ALA’s Banned Books Week. The theme for this year is ” Our Right to Read”. The American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom( ALA OIF) tracks bans and challenges each year.  According to the ALA OIF there was ” an alarming 17% increase in book censhorship complaints in 2016. Since most challenges are not reported, the actual number is probably much higher” ( Jacoby).

To kick of Banned Books week the Gingrich Library will be highlighting specific cases of recent censorship on our blog and Facebook.

Students staff and faculty are encouraged to sign up to read out on Wednesday September 27th! Selections from several banned and challenged materials will be available along with refreshments!

For more information please see :


* Jacoby, Maggie.  2017 Banned Books Week Celebrates Our Right to Read. ALA, Jun. 2017, . Accessed 31 July 2017.

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Dogs in the library ?!?

On Tuesday May 9th the Gingrich Library welcomed dogs from the Berks County Dog Training Club. Dough boy, Jaxson, Jack, Solomon and Addy were just a few of the nine dogs who came to visit. Students and staff a like got a chance to de stress with pooches.

All the dogs were treated to an afternoon full of pets! To see pictures of the event see our  instagram page

A big thank you to the Berks County Dog Training Club! We always enjoy having dogs visit the Gingrich Library!



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Entries needed!Prizes Awarded!

Are you witty? Are you creative? Do you love books? Do you love food?

If you answer yes to any of those questions or you just love a good pun consider entering the `12th Edible Books Contest at Albright College’s Gingrich Library. The Edible Books Contest was created by Judith A Hoffberg and Beatrice Coron. Their inspiration was a lunch with artists during Thanksgiving (

You don’t need to be a master chef to enter the contest. Entries will be considered for the following categories: Best in Show, Most Creative/Best Visual Presentation,Most Likely to be Eaten,Funniest/Punniest, Most Literary and the People’s Choice. The People’s Choice is the fan favorite. Everyone can vote in the People’s Choice! Prizes are awarded to each winning entry! If you’d  like more information about the contest see our website at : Edible Books 

For inspiration or to view last year’s entries see: Edible Books 2016

Entry forms can be found at the website and at the circulation desk of the library.  For questions please see Lindsay Sakmann  Instruction and Outreach Services Librarian

Edible Books 2017


“Books2eat.” Books2eat – Home • Accueil. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2017

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New Popular Reading Titles

Happy Friday Albrightians!

If you are looking for something to read this weekend check out our Leisure Reading collection! We have added some new selections:

Rose Under Fire by  Elizabeth Wein


Today Will be Different by Maria Semple

You Can’t Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson

All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister

Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

I hate everyone,except you by Clinton Kelly


To see our entire list of Leisure Reading collection titles check out our list.


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Would you like a Game Night?

Albrightians! How would you feel about the Gingrich Library hosting a game night? Would you be interested? What games would you like to see offered?

The Gingrich Library is looking to try a game night. Before we launch this possible event we need your feedback!

Tell us your thoughts by clicking on the link below.

Game Night Survey

Or fill out the paper survey located on the study tables on the first floor of the library and the circulation desk. When you are finished with the survey please return it to the circulation desk.



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