News and Updates

News and Updates

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Americans Go to Libraries More Than Movie Theaters, Concerts, or Museums

If you stop by your library on a monthly basis, you’re in good company! A new Gallup poll shows that the average American visits the library ten times a year—more than they go to movie theaters, live sporting events, concerts, or museums. The study found that libraries are especially popular among younger adults aged 18 […]

Valentines for Library-Lovers

Valentine’s Day is almost here-and what better way to celebrate than by spreading your love of libraries? Whether your feelings are romantic or platonic, surprise the bibliophile or librarian in your life with one of these library-themed Valentines. Feel free to share on social media or print them out to share with your loved ones […]

Harrison Ford: Find epic stories at your library!

“Call of the Wild” star Harrison Ford highlights how libraries are full of adventure. Libraries offer free programs, materials and resources that transform lives. Library professionals, please visit the American Library Association website to download and share the PSA. Learn more about how libraries benefit communities Want to learn more about how today’s libraries engage and […]
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‘Empathy Centers’: Chanel Miller on Libraries

Chanel Miller, author of Know My Name, joined library workers from across the country at the American Library Association’s 2020 Midwinter Meeting, where she spoke about activism, literature, and her love of libraries, which she described as “places of unquestioned peace.” In addition to sharing inspiring remarks with attendees, she also created a comic about her […]
ALA Youth Media Awards

The 2020 ALA Youth Media Awards are out!

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia this morning. Here’s the list of 2020 award winners: John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s […]
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Five New Year’s Resolutions Your Library Can Help With

If you’re hoping to be happier, healthier, or more inspired in 2020, your library can help. Here are five ways your library can help you achieve your goals in the new year: 1. Save money With free access to books, movies, music, and more, your library lets you cut entertainment costs without sacrificing the media […]

Milo Ventimiglia: Libraries are powerful

Actor Ken Jeong from the new film “Wonder Park” supports libraries with a new video Public Service Announcement highlighting the magic of libraries. Libraries offer audiobooks, games and technology that transform lives and communities. Library professionals, please visit the American Library Association website to download and share the PSA. Learn more about how libraries benefit communities Want […]

Justice Smith: Catch ‘em all at your library!

“Pokémon Detective Pikachu” star Justice Smith highlights the opportunities for magic and adventure at your local library. Libraries offer books, games, and technology that transform lives and communities. Library professionals, please visit the American Library Association website to download and share the PSA. Learn more about how libraries benefit communities Want to learn more about how today’s […]
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