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The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Celebrate 55th Anniversary

This year marks the 55th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards. Presented annually by the American Library Association, the awards serve as a guide for parents, librarians, and caregivers for the most outstanding books for youth by African American authors and illustrators that affirm African American culture and universal human values.
I Love My Librarian Award 2025. Photos of four librarians. Clockwise from top left: Mychal Threets holds a bag that says "RAISED BY LIBRARIES"; Clare Graham poses inside a life-size Barbie box; Gabriel Graña holds up a flag from his school; Diana Haneski poses with her school's therapy dog River in the library.

Let’s Show Our Librarians Some Love!

Love your librarian? Of course you do! Nominations are now open for this year’s I Love My Librarian Award, and ten librarians will receive $5,000 and the recognition of a lifetime.
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Library of Congress Unveils Its Treasures

The Library of Congress has opened its vaults to showcase and celebrate some of its most historically significant holdings—many of which are on public display for the first time.
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New York Library Receives Bomb Threat After Drag Story Hour

On the morning of Sunday, June 9, Woodstock (N.Y.) Public Library received a bomb threat via email. The library had hosted a drag story hour the day before.

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Libraries Are Awesome!

When most people think "library" they think books, and while that is certainly true, they're also so much more. Explore all the ways libraries are so great and how you can support them!

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What Libraries Do

From promoting literacy to building community, learn about all the great things libraries do.

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For Book Lovers

Library users are passionate readers, and we've got resources for all varieties of book lovers.

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School Libraries

Schools with a strong school library program ensure their students have the best chance to succeed.

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Fight Censorship

Libraries and schools are experiencing unprecedented levels of attempts to remove books from their shelves.

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I Love My Librarian!

Is your librarian a superhero? Show some love and nominate them for the I Love My Librarian Award!

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Become a Friend

Friends groups can literally make the difference between a budget increase and cut for their libraries.

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Library Champions

I Love Libraries is funded by the Library Champions program, which supports ALA's efforts to provide free public awareness materials and resources to demonstrate the value and impact of libraries.

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