Ideas to help you and your family enjoy Halloween
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Enjoying the Holiday
By LJ and SLJ editors
The candy, the costumes, the haunted houses. As we all know, many people—and not just kids—wait all year for Halloween. And while the pandemic is definitely changing how the holiday is celebrated this year, the fun will still go on. So, get your costume set and get ready for a spook-tacular time! 
image Ways to Celebrate Halloween
By Melanie Kletter
There are many ways to get into the Halloween spirit and still be safe and socially distant. We have rounded up some ideas to help you enjoy the holiday this year.
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By LJ Reviews
David Polfeldt sheds insight on working in the video game industry. Sid Meier tells the story of creating the influential gaming series Civilization.
image COVID-19 Resources
By LJ Reviews
Since the onset of the pandemic, the number of books on the subject has been increasing exponentially. This introductory list of adult nonfiction titles is meant to help librarians get started on determining which books work best for their collections.
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By Sophia Thakur
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By Kara Yorio
A new book and educator organization helps teachers bring civics into classrooms and create a bridge between academic skills and effective participants in society.
image Can Pre-COVID-19 Books Still Speak To Kids?
By Betsy Bird
The public librarian and children's literature specialist considers reading during a pandemic and how children's books are meeting the crisis.

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