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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.

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Librarians Share 20 Ways to Read More Books

Is it hard for you to make time to read? Is getting into the proper headspace to enjoy a book a daunting task? In an age when digital distractions are omnipresent, getting lost in literature can be difficult for many readers. How can you get back into the habit? The Guardian asked librarians to share the best ways to rediscover reading and make it a regular habit—and their tips for the “most unputdownable” books.

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I Love Libraries Launches New Podcast, “How I Library”

The American Library Association and I Love Libraries are proud to release the new podcast “How I Library.” This monthly series will feature authors, filmmakers, musicians, scholars, thought leaders, and, of course, librarians discussing the importance of libraries, their favorite library memories, and issues facing the library world.

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Gift Ideas for the Book Lovers in Your Life

Gift buying for book lovers is super easy, right? Just buy them some books! If only it was that simple. Since you’re here at I Love Libraries, you obviously know that readers’ wants and needs are incredibly diverse. A book that appeals to a sci-fi/fantasy enthusiast may not be a historical non-fiction lover’s cup of tea. And so on. Thankfully, there are a plethora of nonbook gift options out there for the reader in your life. We’ve compiled some of our favorites from the American Library Association and beyond for you this holiday season.

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“I hope Indigenous children feel proud of themselves and honored when they read this story.” A Conversation with Author Carole Lindstrom and Illustrator Steph Littlebird

Libraries have the power to amplify all kinds of stories, and that power is especially important when it comes to the stories of Indigenous people and other marginalized groups in the U.S. Author Carole Lindstrom and illustrator Steph Littlebird believe this passionately.

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Libraries Must Be Protected, Says Former UK Children’s Laureate

Malorie Blackman fears for the future of libraries. The celebrated British author who served as the UK’s Children’s Laureate from 2013-2015 told attendees at the 2023 Hay Festival, a literature and arts fest held in Wales May 25-June 4, that libraries should be “ringfenced and protected” to ensure that all children have access to books.

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