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National Library Week inspires fantastic “Shake it Off” parody

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What do Taylor Swift and National Library Week have in common? Well, nothing. Until now. Swift’s popular song “Shake it Off” isn’t about libraries or books, but the staff at the Topeka & Shawnee County Library in Kansas decided to make the appropriate change for this week. It’s pop stardom meets the Dewey Decimal System and it’ll absolutely make your day. This parody is aptly entitled “Check It Out” and it focuses on the perks of library membership and of course, the joys of reading in general. Sadly, many libraries around the country are in dire financial straits; uplifting videos like this remind us that yes, libraries remain – and will always be – critically relevant in society. Of course,…

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