National Library Week: Challenged Books

National Library Week 2022: 10 Most Challenged Books of 2021THANK YOU for joining us in our celebration of National Library Week 2022!

As the week draws to a close let’s reflect on the importance of the Freedom of Information and the fact that books are still being challenged. Here is a list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2021. The Memorial Library owns most of these and if we don’t, we provide Interlibrary Loan for FREE so you can read ALL the challenged and banned books your heart desires.

1. Gender Queer
2. Lawn Boy
3. All Boys Aren’t Blue
4. Out of Darkness
5. The Hate U Give
6. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
7. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
8. The Bluest Eye
9. This Book is Gay
10. Beyond Magenta


National Library Week: Fund Libraries

Thursday, April 7, 2022 is a day to consider Advocating for and Funding Libraries.

Thank you to all who donated to the Memorial Library yesterday during The Cortland Challenge!

If you did not have an opportunity to donate yesterday, you can make a donation here:

Click “Make a Gift,” then “Choose your Designation”and check “Other,” then write in “Memorial Library.”


National Library Outreach Day 4/6/22

National Library Week 2022 Outreach Day

Today is National Library Outreach Day!
Q: How do Academic Libraries provide outreach?
A: One important way is to provide resources to our users where they are, which is not always in the library building. We strive to provide quality online resources so our users can do their research from home, their dorm, in another country while on an exchange program, late at night while the library building is closed but our online resources stay available 24/7, and the list goes on.

Our library is here to meet your information needs.


National Library Workers Day 4/5/22

National Library Workers day

April 5, 2022 is National Library Workers Day! To celebrate and show appreciation for library workers and the work they do throughout the year, library users are invited to “Submit a Star” by providing a testimonial about a favorite library employee.

Submit a Star:

Visit the Galaxy of Library Stars from NY State to see what people are saying about their favorite library workers!

Galaxy of NY Library Stars:


National Library Week – Molly Shannon

National Library Week with Molly Shannon Quote

Molly Shannon is celebrating National Library Week as Honorary Chair and has this to say about the importance of Libraries, “Libraries are places where communities connect – to things like broadband, computers, programs and classes, books, movies, video games and more. But most importantly libraries connect us to each other.”



Image for National Library Week 2022

April 3-9, 2022

Help us Celebrate by taking a moment to …
ℂ𝕠𝕟𝕟𝕖𝕔𝕥 with your Library.
ℝ𝕖𝕔𝕠𝕘𝕟𝕚𝕫𝕖 library workers’ contributions.
ℙ𝕣𝕠𝕞𝕠𝕥𝕖 the use and support of libraries on your campus and in your community.

Did you know there are 2.6 million libraries?!


NLW: Memorial Library

Image of library interior and text saying welcome to your library

Memorial Library 𝔀𝓮𝓵𝓬𝓸𝓶𝓮𝓼 you during National Library Week and ALL year long!!!

We provide a number of services for you …
Research Help
Study Space
Online Databases, Articles, & eBooks
Interlibrary Loan
Technology Help
University Archives
Computer Labs & Laptops
Teaching Materials Center, TMC
And so much more!

… come by for a visit in person or log into the Library online in MyRedDragon’s Library tab!


NLW: Challenged Books

Images representing challenged books

𝓠. Why take action for Libraries?
𝓐. Because Libraries take action for you!

𝔻𝕚𝕕 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨: The American Library Association tracks challenges to books across our country and compiles a list each year of the Most Challenged titles.

Check out the “Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020” …


Take action for the libraries in your life! Libraries do the same for you!!!


NLW: Outreach Day

Images of Fun Distraction Series

TODAY is 𝑵𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝑳𝒊𝒃𝒓𝒂𝒓𝒚 𝑶𝒖𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉 𝑫𝒂𝒚!
Please join us in celebrating our Library’s social media outreach by checking out our 🅕🅤🅝 𝔻𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕣𝕒𝕔𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟𝕤 series posts … LIKE – FOLLOW – SHARE!!!

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NLW: Celebrate Library Workers

Word Search puzzle for National Library Week

Celebrate National Library Week’s ℕ𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟𝕒𝕝 𝕃𝕚𝕓𝕣𝕒𝕣𝕪 𝕎𝕠𝕣𝕜𝕖𝕣𝕤 𝔻𝕒𝕪 by sending a shout out to your local library staff. Feel free to leave a shout out on Facebook! We love hearing from you!!!

Other ways you can celebrate: Try the NLW Word Search in the image. How many words can you find?

Psst … I already found one for you!