In a new PSA video for the American Library Association, actor Josh Gad shares how libraries are places of discovery and imagination. While many libraries are closed to the public due to the pandemic, they’re still offering free access to countless digital resources online.“Like my new movie Artemis Fowl, libraries take us on journeys and open us up to new worlds,” Gad explains in the video. “Visit your library’s website today to access audiobooks and movies that fuel your imagination.”Check out the full clip: READ MORE
We’re living through historic times—and libraries are working to make sure stories of life during the pandemic are collected and preserved for future generations. Through oral history and archive projects, librarians are encouraging community members to contribute text, images, and other mementos to serve as a collective record of COVID-19. READ MORE
For centuries, librarians have served as keepers of knowledge, helping people access the information they need to learn and create. Some of history’s greatest thinkers also served as librarians themselves, from award-winning authors to the inventor of calculus.Here are a few famous people you might not know were librarians: READ MORE
Over the past few months, libraries have been hard at work providing key services to the populations they serve while maintaining social distancing. A recent survey from the American Library Association found several powerful examples of ways libraries have stepped up during the COVID-19 crisis. READ MORE
by Stephanie SabaBrowsing through bookstacks is a time-honored way to discover new authors—but with widespread library closures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, exploring the shelves in-person is temporarily off-limits. Still, your library is here for you remotely, offering virtual services and tools to find your next favorite book from home. READ MORE
The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other Black Americans are an urgent reminder of the importance of learning and self-reflecting about structural racism and racial justice. Wondering where to get started? READ MORE
The coronavirus pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges for Americans of all walks of life. Nearly all of the nation’s libraries have had to close their doors to the public, but library staff have still been hard at work to support their communities while maintaining social distancing. From expanding existing remote services to developing innovative new programs, librarians have harnessed their creativity and expertise to help people through these difficult times.Here are just a few of the crucial services libraries have been providing COVID-19: READ MORE
The coronavirus crisis has caused most libraries to close their doors to the public, but librarians have continued to serve their communities while maintaining social distancing. In addition to hosting virtual programs and sharing free digital resources, many libraries are offering extensive remote reference services, providing on-one-one assistance to information seekers in their areas. READ MORE
Libraries offer far more than just free access to books—they also host entertaining and informative programs for people of all ages. While the COVID-19 crisis has prevented libraries from hosting events in-person, they’ve transitioned to offering a diverse array of online activities for their communities to enjoy. READ MORE
by Jennifer Snoek-Brown, the real librarian behind Reel Librarians READ MORE