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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 …

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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 library patrons—and we’re celebrating by highlighting some of the wonderful, innovative ways libraries are sharing Booklist Reader digitally and in print. You can order print copies of Booklist Reader now, …

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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 Superman comic—on loan from the Library of Congress (LC)—tucked underneath (along with a photo of the Peru-born lawmaker’s parents and his citizenship certificate). Garcia is a lifelong Superman fan. “I …

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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 the award each year—but only 10 nominees can receive the honor. This year’s winners from academic, public, and school libraries are being recognized for their expertise, dedication, and impact on …

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U.S. Book Challenges Update

Book challenges and bans are increasing in libraries and schools throughout the United States. To help spread the word about these activities and efforts to combat them by librarians, parents, students, politicians, and concerned citizens, I Love Libraries will frequently highlight several stories on the current crisis. This roundup includes news from Florida, New York, …

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LibLearnX in New Orleans: Laissez les bons temps rouler!

The library world is converging in New Orleans at the end of January for a new breed of library conference. And if you work in the library profession, you should be there. Rising from the ashes of the American Library Association’s (ALA) now-defunct Midwinter gatherings, LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience (held January 27-30, at the …

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U.S. Book Challenges Update

Book challenges and bans are increasing in libraries and schools throughout the United States. To help spread the word about these activities and efforts to combat them by librarians, parents, students, politicians, and concerned citizens, I Love Libraries will frequently highlight several stories on the current crisis. This roundup includes news from Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas, …

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