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Meet America's favorite librarians!

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2023 I Love My Librarian Awards!

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Read these banned books

This new interactive recommended reading list presents readers with a different banned or challenged book to explore each week!

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Unite Against Book Bans

Help stop book banning.

Unite Against Book Bans is a national initiative to empower readers everywhere to stand together in the fight against censorship.

Unite Against Book Bans
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Plan your reading journey!

Track your progress, discover new stories, and inspire a year of reading with ALA's 2023 reading challenge planner!

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News and Updates

ALA Unveils the 2023 Youth Media Award Winners

The annual announcement of the American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards is the biggest event of the year in the world of children's publishing-20 separate awards for books and media, all chosen by librarians. And who knows children's literature better than librarians? The Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, Coretta Scott King, and other Youth Media Awards are some of the most prestigious awards an author or ...
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Libraries Serving Communities: How Libraries Are Sharing Booklist Reader with Patrons

This month, Booklist launched the print edition of Booklist Reader-which brings the magazine's quality reviews, read-alikes, top 10 lists, author interviews, and more directly to ...
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Lawmaker Sworn Into Congress on Superman Comic

How cool is this? Representative Robert Garcia (D-Calif.) was sworn in to Congress earlier this month on the Constitution, with a copy of the first ...
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America Loves These Librarians!

Today the American Library Association (ALA) announced the recipients of the I Love My Librarian Award. Thousands of library users from across the United States submit nominations for ...

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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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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Get Involved

Help spread the word about the value of the library to neighbors, friends, and decision-makers.

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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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