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Calling all book clubs: library users nationwide can download ebook copies of Lauren Francis-Sharma’s Book of the Little Axe without holds or waitlists through September 28. Thanks to the Libraries Transform Book Pick, a program of the American Library Association and OverDrive, readers everywhere can discuss this stunning novel with their communities. READ MORE
Reading is a powerful way to access information, entertainment, and education, but for some people with disabilities, traditional print books can be difficult or even impossible to use. That’s why libraries across the country are working to make literature and news accessible for people who cannot see or handle traditional books or magazines. READ MORE
We’re celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month (LCSUM) all September long—it’s an annual reminder that people of all ages can access infinite entertainment and information by registering for a free library card. READ MORE
Has a librarian made a difference in your life? Now is your chance to say thank you: nominations for the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award are open through November 9.Each year, the I Love My Librarian Award recognizes 10 outstanding librarians with a $5000 prize and the honor of a lifetime. Leaders from the American Library Association (ALA) select the winners from thousands of nominations from library users—and your librarian could be next. READ MORE
Librarians have teamed up with Netflix to provide resources connected to the new series Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices.Bookmarks is a collection of 12 episodes featuring different Black celebrities—including Tiffany Haddish, Common, and Jill Scott—reading children’s books from Black authors. The videos are designed to showcase the Black experience and spark broader conversations about identity, respect, justice, and action. READ MORE
A New York Times op-ed from sociologist Eric Klinenberg explores libraries how could help ensure a fair and just U.S. election by offering ballot collection boxes for patrons who wish to vote early. READ MORE
In a new read-along video from the American Library Association, Moana star Auli’i Cravalho shares why it’s so important for all of us to get counted in the 2020 United States Census. READ MORE
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

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