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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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How Libraries Are Supporting Your Favorite Authors

Public libraries serve many roles in their communities, including the one they’re best known for: they ensure everyone can freely access books and other media, all without having to pay. An unfortunate misconception that some have about this model is that libraries undercut book sales by loaning out free copies—but library staff, readers, and publishers

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Urge the Senate to Provide Stimulus Funding to Libraries

As Congress works to draft additional COVID-19 stimulus legislation, library advocates across the country are calling for libraries to be included in the funding package. Last week, Reps. Andy Levin (D-MI), Don Young (R-AK), and Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) circulated a letter in the House calling for $2 billion in emergency funding for libraries through the

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