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This library program is giving teens access to free digital books

Seeing yourself and your story represented in a good book can be validating, inspiring and sometimes even life-changing—and now, the Brooklyn Public Library is giving *so* many teens that valuable opportunity. If you're between the ages of 13 and 21, you can now get access to more than 500,000 digital books through a new, limited-time program from the library.

"Brooklyn Public Library is adding our voice to those fighting for the rights of teens nationwide to read what they like, discover themselves and form their own opinions," reads a statement on the library's official website.

With book banning on the rise in many United States school districts, the library is working to combat this censorship—and give teens access to the books they want to read, no matter where they live. 

Get *all* the info on how to apply for your e-card, access eBook and audiobooks and even get personalized book recs at

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by Samara Smukler | 8/23/2022