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Books & Bits: A library's collection reflects its community

If you regularly follow regional and state news, you’ve likely heard about a book that is causing controversy in a couple of libraries in the state. Today I’m not weighing in on the merits of this book; instead, I wanted to share some insights into how libraries select books and other materials that are in their collections.

The process of adding material to a library – called collection...