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Lights, Camera, Library: Behind the Scenes at the Motion Picture Academy Archives

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may be best known for its annual Oscars ceremony, but the organization’s work continues year-round. Its efforts to uplift the medium of cinema are aided by a team of expert librarians and archivists, tasked with preserving and sharing the history of film. About 70 staff work at […]

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This Library Staffer’s App Lets You Wedge the Ever Given Anywhere

The internet has fallen head over hulls for the Ever Given, the container ship whose massive length blocked the Suez Canal for six days last week. Salvage crews have finally managed to free the vessel, but the memes are still flowing online—thanks in part to Boston Public Library (BPL) staff member Garrett Dash Nelson’s Ever Given

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In a photo from the turn of the century, a librarian and several children read books around a table

People Share How Librarians Have Changed Their Lives

Every day, librarians help people access information, discover the joy of reading, and feel welcome in their communities. We asked I Love Libraries readers and the American Library Association’s social media followers to share how librarians have impacted their lives over the years. Here are a few of our favorite stories: “I was 6 years old in

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This Library Staffer’s App Lets You Wedge the Ever Given Anywhere

The internet has fallen head over hulls for the Ever Given, the container ship whose massive length blocked the Suez Canal for six days last week. Salvage crews have finally managed to free the vessel, but the memes are still flowing online—thanks in part to Boston Public Library (BPL) staff member Garrett Dash Nelson’s Ever Given

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Book covers: Ace, A History of My Brief Body, Real Life, The Prettiest Star, Here for It, What's Your Pronoun

Librarians Name Their Top LGBTQIA+ Books of the Year

Each year, members of the American Library Association’s Rainbow Round Table compile the Over the Rainbow Book List, a selection of excellent recent titles focused on LGBTQIA+ stories. This year’s list is out now, featuring 48 exceptional nonfiction and fiction books for adult readers. The Over the Rainbow committee’s picks include a diverse array of

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Book covers: The Nickel Boys, Trick Mirror, A Burning, Jane Against the World, American Like Me, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Librarians Recommend These 100+ Books for College-Bound Teens

Looking for great gifts for the teens in your life? The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has released their long-awaited list of Outstanding Books for the College Bound (OBCB) for this year. Every five years, a group of public, high school, and college and university librarians come together to review countless fiction and nonfiction titles targeted

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Book covers: Cantoras, Lovely War, Sing a Song, Other Words for Home, The Goldfinch, Saturday

Librarian-Approved Books to Gift Everyone on Your List

Looking for great gifts for your loved ones this holiday season? Books always make for perfect presents, and librarians have expert reading recommendations for all your friends and family. Below, you’ll find tons of links to librarian-curated book lists and awards, featuring a wide array of diverse titles for readers of all ages. (To really

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Author Yuyi Morales Shares a Thank-You Letter to Librarians

When writer and illustrator Yuyi Morales first moved to the United States, she and her infant son discovered their local library, which soon became a cherished haven and helped inspire her passion for children’s literature. Decades later, she shares a moving gratitude letter to a librarian who touched her life in a podcast and animated

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Viral Sensation Curbside Larry Talks Libraries and Informercials

This summer, a promotional video for Texas’s Harris County Public Library (HCPL) took the internet by storm, thanks to an instantly legendary character named Curbside Larry. In the clip, Larry dons a cowboy hat and aviator sunglasses to sing the praises of HCPL’s new curbside pick-up services, all with the energy and bravado of a

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