The pandemic continues to fuel increased demand from library users for digital content like ebooks, digital magazines, and more. According to OverDrive, a leading provider of digital library content, in 2020, readers worldwide borrowed more than 430 million ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines, an increase of 33% compared with 2019 figures.

While patrons continue to discover and rely on digital content, libraries are engaged in a behind-the-scenes fight for fair pricing, multiple licensing models, and full access to digital content from publishers.

A recent position paper...

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Each May, we celebrate the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history and culture of the United States.

To mark the month, I Love Libraries rounded up recent articles from American Libraries that shine a light on the experience and art of the AAPI community.

 

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There’s been a lot of debate on the Hill and in the media about what constitutes infrastructure. As the Biden Administration begins its push to pass a $2 trillion package designed to reshape and rebuild the economy – and the country – library supporters like Eric Klinenberg are asking: why aren’t libraries a part of this bill? Writing in the New York Times in April, Dr. Klinenberg said:

Mr. Biden’s proposal makes disappointingly clear, adequate investments in civic and social infrastructure...

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Star Wars and libraries go together like R2D2 and C3PO, like Luke and Leia, like Mando and Grogu. After all, when you can’t explore a galaxy far, far away...why not explore your library?

Check out these literary Star Wars tributes and explore a universe of reading and adventure.

Baby Yoda Poster

 He has many names: Baby Yoda, The Child, Grogu. But the newest title of this little green guy is: Star of a READ® Poster. After slurping up frogs and riding shotgun across the universe with his bud the Mandolorian, he loves to kick back with a good book. Baby Yoda, he’s just like us! (Also, check out...

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