Articles

Good news for bibliophiles everywhere: Booklist, the American Library Association’s book review magazine, is giving away free access to all its online content. READ MORE
Some of the most beautiful architecture in the world is found in libraries—which ensure that everyone in their communities can enjoy their amazing spaces. And even if you can’t visit a particular library in person, you may be able to explore its highlights virtually online.Here are a few of our favorite library video tours:Library of Parliament (Ottawa, Canada) READ MORE
Librarians are caretakers of some of the world’s greatest treasures—from historical documents and out-of-print books to archival photographs and illustrations. And thanks to the wonders of digitization, many library collections are available for everyone to explore online. Check these out during your next internet deep dive:Library of Congress READ MORE
As the coronavirus known as COVID-19 continues to spread, more and more people are staying home from work, school, and social events. If you’re hoping to stay occupied, your local library has a vast selection of free entertainment and educational materials, all accessible from the comfort of your computer or smart phone. Here are some of our favorite electronic resources to access virtually from the library: READ MORE
Each year, members of the American Library Association’s Rainbow Roundtable select highlights from the diverse landscape of queer publishing for their Over the Rainbow Book List. Books span a variety of genres and include both fiction and nonfiction titles, but all of their selections combine great storytelling and authentic LGBTQ content for adult readers. READ MORE
A new decade means a new U.S. census—and libraries are doing their part to ensure that everyone gets counted.The nation depends on a fair, accurate, and inclusive census to make sure billions of dollars in federal resources (from education funding to transportation infrastructure) are allocated appropriately. But counting millions of Americans is no small feat. Libraries are hard at work raising awareness of the census in their communities, especially among historically undercounted populations like immigrants and people experiencing homelessness. READ MORE
Amid growing global concern about the coronavirus known as COVID-19, people are turning to libraries for resources about how to protect themselves and their communities. Libraries have long served as trusted sources for reliable health information, and librarians are trained experts at helping people find the latest facts about easily-misunderstood topics like COVID-19. READ MORE
Libraries have long advocated for everyone’s freedom to read and access information—but a pending bill in the Tennessee legislature would bring widespread censorship to the state’s public libraries. READ MORE
by Sarah OstmanWhen Carol Phelps’ daughters were young, their public library was their favorite hangout, a place to talk books and play Dungeons & Dragons with friends.Now that the kids are grown—and both on their ways to becoming librarians themselves—the Phelps are helping libraries take on a more urgent role: educating Americans about climate change and encouraging them to take action before it’s too late. READ MORE
Libraries are filled with information, ideas, and resources; are you making the most of what your library has to offer? We asked ilovelibraries.org readers to share their top tips for finding the best library materials and programs—here are a few of our favorites:Find Awesome Events READ MORE

Pages