Miriam Tuliao didn’t learn how to swim until she was in her 40s. But now she’s an open-water masters swimmer—and she’s using her time in the water to support causes important to her and to honor individuals who have made positive contributions to the library world. READ MORE
If you love libraries (and we’re assuming you do because that’s the name of this website!), you are in great company.This week, former President Barack Obama spoke to the American Library Association about his recent book A Promised Land. He also had a few things to say about libraries and librarians. Spoiler alert: he’s a fan. READ MORE
June is Pride Month, and it is also Rainbow Book Month™, a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, pansexual, genderqueer, queer, intersex, agender, and asexual community. READ MORE
Picture being 5 years old and getting your first library card. Now imagine that card – a key that unlocks the secrets of the entire galaxy — had an image of the universe’s cutest Jedi Master. That’s right — your first library card featured none other than Grogu, aka Baby Yoda, aka The Child. READ MORE
For those who don’t already know, many of the nation’s most prestigious honors for literature are administered by librarians—including the Newbery and Caldecott medals, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, and many others. READ MORE
The pandemic continues to fuel increased demand from library users for digital content like ebooks, digital magazines, and more. According to OverDrive, a leading provider of digital library content, in 2020, readers worldwide borrowed more than 430 million ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines, an increase of 33% compared with 2019 figures.While patrons continue to discover and rely on digital content, libraries are engaged in a behind-the-scenes fight for fair pricing, multiple licensing models, and full access to digital content from publishers. READ MORE
Each May, we celebrate the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history and culture of the United States.To mark the month, I Love Libraries rounded up recent articles from American Libraries that shine a light on the experience and art of the AAPI community. READ MORE
There’s been a lot of debate on the Hill and in the media about what constitutes infrastructure. As the Biden Administration begins its push to pass a $2 trillion package designed to reshape and rebuild the economy – and the country – library supporters like Eric Klinenberg are asking: why aren’t libraries a part of this bill? Writing in the New York Times in April, Dr. READ MORE
Star Wars and libraries go together like R2D2 and C3PO, like Luke and Leia, like Mando and Grogu. After all, when you can’t explore a galaxy far, far away...why not explore your library?Check out these literary Star Wars tributes and explore a universe of reading and adventure. READ MORE