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Looking to mix things up in the kitchen? Each year, members of the American Library Association’s Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) name the most essential cookbooks for public libraries, and this year’s list features a diverse mix for newbie chefs and experienced cooks alike.RUSA’s 2021 list includes recent books spotlighting cuisine from around the world. There’s something for everyone, from vegan and vegetarian recipes for plant-based eaters to decadent desserts for those with a sweet tooth.Here are their top 12 picks: READ MORE
The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has caused many libraries to close their doors to the public, but their staff have still been hard at work keeping their communities connected while social distancing.We asked I Love Libraries readers and the American Library Association’s social media followers to share how their libraries have adapted to these challenging times. Here are a few of the highlights: READ MORE
The American Library Association (ALA) has teamed up with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation to create free online games for kids about earning, saving, and spending money.The games are part of a series called Thinking Money for Kids and are perfect for youth aged 7 to 11. They empower kids to develop financial savvy and have fun at the same time. READ MORE
Last fall, the American Library Association (ALA) debuted a new READ® poster featuring The Mandalorian breakout character The Child, also known as Baby Yoda and Grogu; the first run of the poster sold out almost immediately. READ MORE
There’s a book out there for everybody—even people who don’t typically enjoy reading. Teens of all interests and reading levels can find something to enjoy from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)’s the 2021 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list. READ MORE
Alyson Hannigan—iconic star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, How I Met Your Mother, and American Pie—is spreading the library love in a new PSA video.Hannigan’s latest project is Disney+ original movie Flora & Ulysses, which is based on a John Newbery Medal-winning children’s book by Kate DiCamillo. READ MORE
Later this month, readers across the country will join the annual Jazz & Friends National Day of School & Community Readings, a literary celebration of transgender and nonbinary youth. READ MORE
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 authors, exploring history and contemporary politics through new lenses.Here are their top ten titles: READ MORE
Valentine’s Day is upon us—and how better to celebrate than with some vintage love postcards from the New York Public Library?NYPL’s Holiday Postcards collection includes countless archival gems, include some amazing turn-of-the-century Valentines.Some highlights are below; save your favorites to send to the loved ones in your life this February 14.   READ MORE
Looking for great books to add to your to-read list? Each year, librarians and booksellers come together to award the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction—and the newly-announced 2021 honorees are not to be missed. READ MORE

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