Last fall, the American Library Association (ALA) debuted a new READ® poster featuring The Mandalorian breakout character The Child, also known as Baby Yoda and Grogu; the first run of the poster sold out almost immediately. Thanks to a collaboration between ALA and Out of Print, the instantly-iconic design is now available as a t-shirt.

The tee makes a perfect gift for the book-loving Star Wars fan in your life. It’s...


There’s a book out there for everybody—even people who don’t typically enjoy reading. Teens of all interests and reading levels can find something to enjoy from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)’s the 2021 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list.

Librarians from YALSA curated 64 recent books based on their appeal to non-avid readers. Selection criteria include compelling plotlines, relatable and believable themes, and language that’s clear and accessible without sacrificing quality.

Of the dozens of picks, YALSA bloggers highlighted the following as...


Alyson Hannigan—iconic star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, How I Met Your Mother, and American Pie—is spreading the library love in a new PSA video.

Hannigan’s latest project is Disney+ original movie Flora & Ulysses, which is based on a John Newbery Medal-winning children’s book by Kate DiCamillo.

"You can find [DiCamillo’s book] for free at your local library, along with countless other stories for readers of all ages,” Hannigan shares in the video. “Head to your library’s website to discover something magical.”

Check out the full clip below:



Later this month, readers across the country will join the annual Jazz & Friends National Day of School & Community Readings, a literary celebration of transgender and nonbinary youth.

On Thursday, February 25, libraries, schools, and households will participate in readings of three children’s books about gender identity: I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, My Rainbow...

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