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Escape rooms in libraries are popular activities for families, providing free, interactive entertainment for people of all ages. But unfortunately, COVID-19 has put in-person library programs on hold. READ MORE
With people everywhere staying home to curb the spread of COVID-19, individuals of all ages are turning to screens for entertainment, information, and socialization. While digital media has been a lifeline during these unprecedented times, parents and caregivers may be wondering what online videos, apps, and games are best for their families. Fortunately, your local children’s library professional is there to help you make savvy, informed choices for your household’s media consumption. READ MORE
This September, we’re celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month, a yearly reminder of all the ways registering for a library card can change someone’s life for the better.We asked I Love Libraries readers and the American Library Association’s social media followers to share what they love most about having a library card. Here are a few of our favorite responses: READ MORE
Calling all book clubs: library users nationwide can download ebook copies of Lauren Francis-Sharma’s Book of the Little Axe without holds or waitlists through September 28. Thanks to the Libraries Transform Book Pick, a program of the American Library Association and OverDrive, readers everywhere can discuss this stunning novel with their communities. READ MORE
Reading is a powerful way to access information, entertainment, and education, but for some people with disabilities, traditional print books can be difficult or even impossible to use. That’s why libraries across the country are working to make literature and news accessible for people who cannot see or handle traditional books or magazines. READ MORE
We’re celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month (LCSUM) all September long—it’s an annual reminder that people of all ages can access infinite entertainment and information by registering for a free library card. READ MORE
Has a librarian made a difference in your life? Now is your chance to say thank you: nominations for the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award are open through November 9.Each year, the I Love My Librarian Award recognizes 10 outstanding librarians with a $5000 prize and the honor of a lifetime. Leaders from the American Library Association (ALA) select the winners from thousands of nominations from library users—and your librarian could be next. READ MORE
Librarians have teamed up with Netflix to provide resources connected to the new series Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices.Bookmarks is a collection of 12 episodes featuring different Black celebrities—including Tiffany Haddish, Common, and Jill Scott—reading children’s books from Black authors. The videos are designed to showcase the Black experience and spark broader conversations about identity, respect, justice, and action. READ MORE
A New York Times op-ed from sociologist Eric Klinenberg explores libraries how could help ensure a fair and just U.S. election by offering ballot collection boxes for patrons who wish to vote early. READ MORE

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