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Drop Everything and Look at This Adorable Baby Yoda READ® Poster

For more than thirty years, actors, authors, and musicians have teamed up with the American Library Association’s READ® campaign to promote the joy of literacy. This week, The Mandalorian’s breakout star The Child—also known as Baby Yoda and Grogu—is joining their ranks with his very own celebrity READ® poster. Back in the early 1980s, ALA’s Yoda READ® poster graced …

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Here’s How You Can Support Internet Access for All

During the COVID-19 pandemic, people everywhere are turning to the web for school, work, and community—but for the 33 million U.S. households without a home internet connection, getting online isn’t so simple. Since lockdown began in March 2020, libraries have gotten creative to promote digital equity and access; supporting the American Library Association (ALA) is …

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8 Products for Fighting Censorship in Style

It’s Banned Books Week—the annual celebration of the freedom to read! Books, resources, and programs are still being threatened with censorship in libraries and schools. Thankfully, library workers, educators, and readers are rallying together year-round to protect their communities’ First Amendment rights. Take a stand against censorship with these cool shirts, mugs, and more from the …

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Celebrate Banned Books Week by Fighting Censorship

Banned Books Week is here, a time to stand up for everyone’s freedom to read. Librarians, teachers, authors, and more are coming together to push back against censorship—will you join the fight for intellectual freedom? Even in 2020, schools and libraries still face pressure to remove controversial titles from their bookshelves and reading lists. Materials that …

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This Outdoor Escape Room Brings the Social-Distanced Fun

Escape rooms in libraries are popular activities for families, providing free, interactive entertainment for people of all ages. But unfortunately, COVID-19 has put in-person library programs on hold. Some librarians have found creative ways to safely continue the fun during the pandemic, like Sydney Krawiec at Peters Township Public Library in Pennsylvania, who created a …

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How Your Family Can Make the Most of Screen Time During the Pandemic

With people everywhere staying home to curb the spread of COVID-19, individuals of all ages are turning to screens for entertainment, information, and socialization. While digital media has been a lifeline during these unprecedented times, parents and caregivers may be wondering what online videos, apps, and games are best for their families. Fortunately, your local …

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Our Favorite Ways to Celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month

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. Library lovers across the country are joining the festivities by helping spread the word about the value of a library card. Here are a few ways you can …

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How Can Libraries Support the 2020 Election?

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. Amid the ongoing pandemic, millions of Americans are planning to vote by mail rather than risk COVID-19 exposure at crowded polling places on Election Day. Still, …

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“Moana” Star Auli’i Cravalho Encourages Everyone to Get Counted in the 2020 Census

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. In the video, she reads from WE COUNT! A Census Counting Book for Kids, (and the Grownups That Love Them), an interactive counting book with illustrations …

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