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Americans Went To Libraries More Than Movies: Today In Books

Americans Went To Libraries More Than Movies

According to a Gallup poll, Americans made more trips to the library in 2019 than other activities including concerts, movies, museums, and sporting events. “‘Despite the proliferation of digital-based activities over the past two decades — including digital books, podcasts, streaming entertainment services and advanced gaming — libraries have endured as a place Americans visit nearly monthly on average,’ according to the Gallup report.”

Newbery Award Winners

The famous children’s literary prizes were awarded so here’s another excellent list to get books from. And doubly exciting, it’s the first time a graphic novel won: Jerry Craft’s The New Kid won the 2020 John Newbery Medal.

Will A Leaked Book Affect Impeachment Trial?

One of the many battles in the current impeachment trial of President Trump is whether witnesses will be allowed to testify. On Monday, after former national security adviser John Bolton’s book manuscript was leaked, it was reported that an increasing number of GOP Senators now want to hear from Bolton before the trial ends. “’I think it’s increasingly likely that other Republicans will join those of us who think we should hear from John Bolton,’ Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said Monday, repeatedly calling Bolton’s testimony ‘relevant.’”