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Here's Why You Should Be Fighting To Save Libraries

Barbara K. Stripling | Posted 06.16.2014 | Books
Barbara K. Stripling

The sounds of libraries today reveal the impact of libraries throughout our lives -- from the excited giggles of toddlers in storytimes to the "aha's!" of young people engaged in inquiry to the quiet conversations of senior citizens discovering new authors and using computers to research.

Libraries Change Lives

Vicki Cobb | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Vicki Cobb

Want to hang out with a bunch of really smart people? Spend a day at a convention of school librarians. That's what I did on Friday, November 15 in Hartford, Connecticut at the biannual convention of the American Association of School Librarians.

Play Games At Your Library November 3

Jenny Levine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Jenny Levine

International Games Day @ your library is an annual initiative of the American Library Association to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational and social value of all types of games.

Celebrate Teen Read Week!

H. Jack Martin | Posted 12.15.2012 | Books
H. Jack Martin

Teen Read Week™ which runs October 14-20, is a national literacy initiative from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) aimed at inspiring teens to read for fun -- on paper, online, on an e-reader -- and to use their library to find great reading materials.

Teens Pick Favorite Book

AP | Posted 10.15.2012 | Books

NEW YORK -- Veronica Roth is the current rave among teen readers, according to a new survey. The young adult division of the American Library Associa...

Where Are All The Librarians Of Color?

Haipeng Li | Posted 11.14.2012 | Books
Haipeng Li

Libraries are necessary to support these dreams, since they are the public institutions that new Americans and diverse groups rely on the most to support continued education, and English language and technology skills needed to thrive and compete in today's competitive global market.

Infographic: Libraries In Crisis

Posted 06.26.2012 | Books

The American Library Association created an infographic to illustrate the struggles libraries have been confronted with since the recession began. ...

First Ever Andrew Carnegie Medal Winners Announced

AP | Posted 06.25.2012 | Books

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Anne Enright's novel "The Forgotten Waltz" and Robert Massie's biography "Catherine the Great" have won the first-ever Andrew Carne...

Joanna Zelman

U.S. Cities Ranked By Air Pollution Levels

HuffingtonPost.com | Joanna Zelman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green

More than 127 million Americans -- about 41 percent of the country -- still suffer from pollution levels that can make breathing dangerous, according ...

Why My Books Are The Most Challenged In America

Lauren Myracle | Posted 06.16.2012 | Books
Lauren Myracle

My books first appeared on the Naughty List in 2007, and that time, when I was given the news, I cried. But...surprise! I'm still here, and my books are still being banned, and guess what? Being an author of banned books is cool.

ALA Announces New Award Categories

AP | Posted 05.05.2012 | Books

NEW YORK — The sponsors of the top prizes in children's literature have established two awards for grown-ups. The American Library Association ...

Libraries Urge Major Publisher To Reconsider eBook Decision

AP | Posted 05.02.2012 | Books

NEW YORK — The American Library Association is urging Random House Inc. to reconsider its steep increases in the price of e-books for library wh...

Why Libraries Matter

Molly Raphael | Posted 01.22.2012 | Books
Molly Raphael

Libraries provide an anchor of stability for millions of Americans tightening their financial belts during these tough economic times. As our nation - indeed the world - struggles to emerge from this economic crisis, we cannot afford to close the books on libraries.

INFOGRAPHIC: Ten Most Frequently Banned Books

Posted 11.22.2011 | Books

To mark Banned Books Week (Sept 24-Oct 1), we've created an infographic to highlight the most banned or challenged books of last year. Click below to ...

WATCH: California Raisins Rap About Books

Posted 10.18.2011 | Books

If you've been missing the 90s lately, love books, and/or adore the California Raisins, watch this hilarious 1991 promotional video for books (sponsor...

What States Have The Highest Concentrations Of Librarians?

GalleyCat | Jason Boog on August 3, 2011 1:11 PM | Posted 10.03.2011 | Books

Earlier this summer, the Oxford University Press’ Social Explorer analyzed the evolution of the library profession through 120 years of census data....

Chicago To Open First Museum Dedicated To American Authors?

chicagotribune.com | Sandra M. Jones, Tribune Reporter | Posted 08.28.2011 | Books

Malcolm O'Hagan, an Irish engineer with a love for great literature, is bringing his dream to Chicago. ...

Looking For A Job? Librarians Can Help You Find The Perfect Fit

Roberta Stevens | Posted 08.28.2011 | Books
Roberta Stevens

Five years ago, the American Library Association (ALA) conference was the first major convention to return to a post-Katrina New Orleans.

Public Libraries Fight To Stay Relevant

csmonitor.com | Posted 11.15.2011 | Books

These days, it isn't business as usual at the Garden City Public Library in Michigan. The building is intact and the collection of books is in good sh...

New eBook Service Launch Announced At ALA Conference

libraryjournal.com | Posted 08.24.2011 | Books

Library Ideas, LLC, has launched a new ebook service for libraries that's similar to the company's Freegal Music product....

Most Frequently Reread Library Books (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We asked HuffPost Readers to tell us which books they reread the most. But we also wondered which library books people most frequently reread. It wasn...

WATCH: Weird Library!

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Libraries can be places of exploration and discovery. Libraries can be places of information and learning. Libraries can also be really, totally, abso...

Banned Books Week 2010

American Library Association | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
American Library Association

"Not every book is right for each reader, but we should have the right to think for ourselves and allow others to do the same," said ALA President Roberta Stevens.

Banned Books

The New York Times | AMANDA CHRISTY BROWN and HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Held annually during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of intellectual freedom and draws attention to the harms of...

Library Advocacy Day: As More Branches Are Cut, Library Usage Soars (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Today is Library Advocacy Day, and it couldn't come at a more crucial time, as library branches are being cut with greater and greater frequency. Desp...