News and Updates

News and Updates

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Readers’ Most Anticipated Books of 2021

A new year means new books-so we asked I Love Libraries readers and the American Library Association’s social media followers to share the releases they’re most excited about for 2021. The responses included a diverse array of fantasy, YA, nonfiction, mystery, and more, from a mix of bestselling authors and debut writers. Here are some of the […]
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Librarians’ Top Graphic Novels for Teens

Members of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) have put together an amazing list of recent graphic novels for teens. A committee of librarians curated their 126 favorite titles from 145 nominations submitted by readers. Their picks include a diverse mix of fiction and nonfiction books and are curated for youth aged 12 to 18. Here […]
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Ethan Hawke Shares Why You Should Support Your Library

In a new PSA video for the American Library Association, actor, writer, and director Ethan Hawke explains why it’s so important to support our nation’s libraries. “I’m here to talk to you about libraries, one of the most beautiful institutions that mankind has ever created,” he shares. “[Libraries are] a place where people from all backgrounds can […]
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This Louisiana Library is Keeping Its Community Strong After Devastating Hurricanes

This August, Hurricane Laura made landfall across southwest Louisiana, devastating communities that had already been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic; in October, Hurricane Delta brought even more destruction to the region. With help from a $20,000 donation from the American Library Association (ALA), the Calcasieu Parish Public Library (CPPL) has been instrumental in local […]
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The Mysterious Librarian in Netflix’s “Hilda” Finally Gets a Name

by Burkely Hermann On December 14, 2020, the second season of Hilda, the beloved British-Canadian animation, premiered on Netflix. The show’s first season introduced one of the most intriguing librarian characters in recent TV memory, and this newest batch of episodes brings even more screen time to the fan-favorite role. Hilda continues to show the […]
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“The Great Gatsby” and “Mrs. Dalloway” Just Entered the Public Domain

Each year, a wide array of copyrighted books, movies, music, and more enters the public domain-which means that anyone can freely use, share, and modify them without paying a fee. Starting on January 1, the copyright has been lifted on works from 1925, empowering countless creators, educators, librarians, and learners to use these important cultural […]
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“Shrek,” “The Joy Luck Club,” and 23 Other Movies Join the National Film Registry

The Library of Congress’s National Film Registry preserves hundreds of culturally important works from our nation’s cinematic history-and this month, 25 titles from the past century have been added to the prestigious list. Movies were selected for their culture, aesthetic, or historic significance, and range from blockbusters and Oscar winners to art films and documentaries. Librarian of Congress Carla […]
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Booklist Names Their Top Reads of 2020

Our friends at Booklist-the book review magazine of the American Library Association-have spent 2020 poring over countless titles for readers of all ages. As the year comes to a close, Booklist staff have announced nine of their favorite new reads from a variety of genres. Their annual Top of the List picks represent their most highly recommended titles […]
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