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September is Library Card Sign-up Month—do you have a library card yet? If not, it’s never too late to sign up: people of all ages can benefit from the free resources, media, and programs available at their library. READ MORE
Looking for great kids’ and YA reads about gender equality and justice? Librarians from the Feminist Task Force of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table have compiled a powerful list entitled “Rise: A Feminist Book Project for ages 0-18.” READ MORE
Love young adult literature? Now’s your chance to vote for your favorite YA books as part of the Young Adult Library Services Association’s annual Teens’ Top Ten.Each year, votes from readers aged 12 through 18 determine which books make the cut. Voting for your favorite titles can help teens across the country discover and enjoy authors you love. READ MORE
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries across the country have closed their doors to the public—but what has that meant for the cats who call America’s libraries home?Libraries have long been home to feline residents who keep patrons company, promote activities and programs, and assist with pest control. We checked in on four library cats (and their humans) to see how their lifestyles have changed during the pandemic. READ MORE
Members of the Library and Information Technology Association (a division of the American Library Association) have put together an out-of-this-world list of recent science fiction books for young readers. Their picks include options for kids of all ages, with titles aimed at readers from pre-school through 12th grade.Here are there 30+ picks: READ MORE
Whether you’re dabbling in crafts or a professional artist, libraries offer extensive free resources to support your creative pursuits. Painters, musicians, writers, designers, and more rely on their libraries for access to information, inspiration, and a whole community of creators to collaborate with.Here are a few of the most ways that artists and creatives use their libraries: READ MORE
The internet is falling in love with Curbside Larry, the cowboy-hat–wearing, ultra-enthusiastic hype man for Texas’s Harris County Public Library (HCPL). In a viral promotional video from HCPL’s Barbara Bush Branch Library, Larry shares an irresistible pitch for using the branch’s curbside pickup services. READ MORE
Conference calls getting stale? It might be time to mix things up with a new webcam backdrop. READ MORE
The coronavirus pandemic has been particularly hard on seniors, who face an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and are often socially isolated as a result. Libraries, which have always played a crucial role in supporting older adults in their communities, have risen to the occasion: they’ve been providing information and human connection to the elderly while maintaining social distancing. READ MORE

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