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Every day, librarians help people access information, discover the joy of reading, and feel welcome in their communities.We asked I Love Libraries readers and the American Library Association’s social media followers to share how librarians have impacted their lives over the years. Here are a few of our favorite stories: READ MORE
Audiobooks are a great way to fit reading into your daily routine, adding literary flair to your chores, workouts, car rides, and more. For teenagers looking for great reads they can listen to on the go, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has released their 2021 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list. READ MORE
TikTok has taken the world by storm, with its catchy, short-form videos driving trends in music, advertising, news, and more.Libraries and their staff have gotten in on the fun, using the platform to promote their programs and services, share tips and recommendations for readers, and spread the joy of literacy to the masses. While many libraries are still closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, #LibraryTikTok lets us explore the shelves virtually.Below, check out ten of our favorite library TikToks, from hilarious memes to behind-the-scenes library secrets. READ MORE
Looking for some great books to add to your to-read pile? Members of the American Library Association’s Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) have released their 2020 Best Graphic Novels for Adults Reading List, featuring amazing recent titles for readers of all kinds. READ MORE
Libraries have always been cornerstones of their communities, and during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, they’ve transformed their services to connect people with the resources they need while maintaining social distancing.But while libraries are among our nation’s important institutions, many are woefully underfunded. New federal legislation would help fix that, providing much-needed upgrades to library infrastructure, especially in the country’s most underserved communities. READ MORE
Over the past year, Duncan, Arizona has been rocked by suicides, but the rural town of only 800 residents has limited access to mental health professionals. There aren’t any psychologists in Duncan, and the high school doesn’t have a mental health counselor. But it does have a library.When the Duncan Public Library (DPL) surveyed the community to identify needs, locals shared they were deeply in need of resources and support. “I asked a couple of parents and they all wanted to talk about mental health,” DPL director Ashlee Germaine told I Love Libraries. READ MORE
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

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