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Juneteenth by Regina Ussery

Juneteenth is celebrated across the country on the 19th of June, and it is the oldest national holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued during the third year of the Civil War and took effect on January 1, 1863, freeing more than 3 million enslaved people. […]

Krystyl Farmer Sebring Public Library Summer Reading 2021

Highlands County Libraries offer summer reading! by Krystyl Farmer

We made it through an entire school year! Now that summer is upon us, students are going to need some motivation to keep reading. Each of the three Highlands County Libraries has organized a Summer Reading Program to help keep your students on track! Due to the ongoing challenges surrounding COVID-19, Summer Reading Programs will […]

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Celebrating Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by Samantha Roll

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time during which we celebrate Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. All countries across the Asian continent as well as the Pacific groups of islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia are recognized. What began in 1979 as a one week celebration was turned […]