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In these times of remote learning, many college students have found themselves missing the campus spaces they once called home, including their much-loved libraries. University of California, San Diego undergraduates Donald Liang and Terry Feng have gotten creative to stay connected to their school’s Geisel Library: composing an electronic album inspired by their favorite study spaces. READ MORE
This has been a year like no other—but libraries have helped us get through it. From offering socially-distant services to bringing much-needed joy to our social media feeds, libraries and their staff have been a constant source of support for countless people.As an unprecedented year comes to a close, we’re revisiting some of our favorite I Love Libraries articles from the past twelve months. Looking back, here’s how we’ll remember 2020: READ MORE
In a new PSA video, legendary multi-instrumentalist Mike Mills shares why he and his R.E.M. bandmates have always supported libraries.“We love literacy,” he explains in the video. “Libraries provide free access to music, movies, and books.”“Libraries provide a place for people of all backgrounds to discover their creative talents and nurture those creative abilities,” Mills continues. READ MORE
Although the pandemic has temporarily stopped us from visiting new libraries in person, we can still appreciate their amazing architecture and creative amenities from afar. This fall, we’ve been geeking out over the newest branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL), which is as innovative and sustainable as it is beautiful. READ MORE
Searching for the perfect presents for the book lovers in your life? We’ve curated some of the coolest posters, accessories, activity books, and more for readers and librarians.The best part: the profits from all of these items support the American Library Association (ALA)’s efforts to promote equity and access to information for all. Your purchase helps our nation’s libraries get the resources, training, and funding they need to help their communities thrive.Here are our top gift picks for 2020:  READ MORE
Great literature has been a bright spot in this challenging year, with an impressive slate of new releases offering thought-provoking perspectives, meticulously researched information, and much-needed entertainment.We asked I Love Libraries readers and the American Library Association’s social media followers to share their favorite books from 2020. Responses included fiction and non-fiction titles for kids, teens, and adults, with promising debut authors mixed in with longtime favorites.Here are the 10 books readers mentioned most often: READ MORE
For more than thirty years, actors, authors, and musicians have teamed up with the American Library Association’s READ® campaign to promote the joy of literacy. READ MORE
During the COVID-19 pandemic, people everywhere are turning to the web for school, work, and community—but for the 33 million U.S. households without a home internet connection, getting online isn’t so simple. Since lockdown began in March 2020, libraries have gotten creative to promote digital equity and access; supporting the American Library Association (ALA) is a powerful way to ensure that even more people in need can get online. READ MORE
The Library of Congress is home to a vast collection of archival audio and video recordings—and now, thanks to the innovative Citizen DJ project, musicians of all skill levels can remix this extensive historical material into unique beats and songs. READ MORE
‘Tis the season for Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions everywhere you turn—but amid all the ads for once-a-year sales, don’t forget that your local library offers the biggest savings of all.Your library card is far more powerful than any coupon code: every day of the year, your library can save you tons of money on entertainment, education, and more. Even during the pandemic, libraries are offering extensive free online resources that anyone can access from the safety of their home.Here are a few of the best values you can get from your library: READ MORE

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