The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, audiobooks and video for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Boston.A list of all the 2010 literary award winners follows: READ MORE
Thanks to recent donations from individuals and groups such as the Cub Scout Pack 77 of Ridgewood, N. J., the Staff Organization of the Bloomfield Township (Mich.) Public Library and the Library Association of the City University of New York, the American Library Association has raised more than $25,000 to help rebuild libraries in Haiti. READ MORE
The American Association of Museums (AAM) will host museum advocates from around the country in Washington, DC on March 22-23 for Museums Advocacy Day 2010.  On the heels of the success of the first Museums Advocacy Day in February 2009, AAM is seeking to attract more than 300 museum professionals ─ including directors, staff, trustees, students, and independent professionals ─ to the nation’s capital to convey the value of museums to federal leaders. READ MORE
Always Something NewHyde Park, New YorkThe U.S. Presidential Library system originated in 1939 as a result of Franklin Roosevelt’s firmly held belief that Presidential papers, books, and memorabilia—being an important part of the nation’s heritage—should be made available to the general public. READ MORE
By Larry T. NixAndrew Carnegie has been referred to as the "Patron Saint of Libraries.” Carnegie donated over $56 million for the construction of 2509 library buildings throughout the world including 1679 public library buildings in the United States. The buildings, which were built in the last part of the 19th century and in the first two decades of the 20th century, are part of America's library heritage. After many decades and more than a century in many cases, Carnegie library buildings have suffered a variety of fates. READ MORE
Located in Oak Park, on the lower level of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust Research Center is comprised of over 1,100 reference collection items and 400 circulating collection items and is served by two library staff members.The main focus of the collections in the Museum and the Research Center is the architectural and design legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright, and the context surrounding his work in the Chicago area. Materials range from subjects such as the social history of the turn of the century, early modernism, Japanese decorative art, Chicago architecture, architectural elements, and furniture. Other items include videos and DVDs containing internally produced speeches and training lectures, audio oral histories of the Wright family, and between 1,100 and 1,200 historical images. READ MORE
Bibliophiles visiting New York City and in need of a space to check into should check out The Library Hotel, a beautiful luxury boutique hostelry conveniently located on Madison Avenue and 41st Street, also known as Library Way, just steps away from the majestic New York Public Library. READ MORE
Emmy-award winning comedian Paula Poundstone will help raise awareness for Friends of the Library groups as national spokesperson with the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of ALA with approximately 5,000 Friends of Library, Trustee, Foundation and individual members and affiliates representing hundreds of thousands of library supporters. READ MORE
Everett, WA with a population a little over 100,000, located about 25 miles north of Seattle has a love story to tell between its local library and the community. Within the downtown area which is slowly recovering from the impact of the economy, one finds a place where the library is the heart of the community. A unique relationship has formed out of the revitalization of this town between the library and a local real estate company, which if you're a library lover after reading this story you might discover that this is a place you want to call home. READ MORE
In just a single day in libraries across the state of Maine, 38,000 people entered a library; almost 36,000 checked out books, movies and more; over 9,000 people used computers to access the Internet; more than 1,000 people were taught computer skills, and almost 100 people received help finding a job READ MORE