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Remember, if you'd like to participate in the Harvest Daze Chalk Contest, y…

Remember, if you'd like to participate in the Harvest Daze Chalk Contest, y... 1

2020-08-10 15:55:41

Remember, if you'd like to participate in the Harvest Daze Chalk Contest, you'll need to call or come into Platteville Library to sign up on or by Fri, Aug 16 so we know where to go to view your masterpiece. (We're at 504 Main Street, phone # is 970-785-2231.)

Judges will leave PPL around 1:00 pm on Aug 17. The exact time we arrive at your artwork will depend on how many participants we get, and how far we have to travel to get from masterpiece to masterpiece.

There are 3 age categories: Children up to 7 years old, Kids 8-12 years old, and Teen/Adult (13 & older).

Winners will be announced on FB and NextDoor in the evening of Sat, Aug 17.

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It's Banned Books Week 2020! Each day, we're showing you different tit…

It's Banned Books Week 2020! Each day, we're showing you different tit... 2

2020-09-28 14:00:33

It's Banned Books Week 2020! Each day, we're showing you different titles that have been banned (removed from a school or library) or challenged (an effort was made to remove the title from a school/ library). Sometimes, the best way to celebrate your right to read is to show you how someone might be trying to take it from you.

Today's title celebrates both Hispanic Heritage Month and Banned Books Week: Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan. According to the ACLU of Texas, this award-winning novel was challenged in Texas and North Carolina in 2015. One parent felt the novel “promoted illegal immigration and was not age appropriate," while other parents were upset that the book "addressed issues like racism, immigration, and ethnic class struggles."

Please note that Platteville Public/ Nantes Libraries may not have received any challenges regarding this or any title.

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It’s Banned Books Week 2020! Each day, we’re showing you different titles that h…

It's Banned Books Week 2020! Each day, we're showing you different titles that h... 3

2020-09-27 14:00:40

It’s Banned Books Week 2020! Each day, we’re showing you different titles that have been banned (removed from a school or library) or challenged (an effort was made to remove the title from a school/ library).

Today’s title: The Holy Bible. In 2015, The Holy Bible was the 6th most challenged book as…

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I enjoy meeting with our area farmers, they are the best environmentalists and s…

I enjoy meeting with our area farmers, they are the best environmentalists and s... 4

2020-09-24 15:51:54

I enjoy meeting with our area farmers, they are the best environmentalists and stewards of the land. I recently joined up with U.S. Senator Cory Gardner to discuss some of the difficulties with agriculture sales in the COVID economy.

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