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Reading Time: The Importance of the Prison Library

On the importance of prison libraries to people who are incarcerated, and on the policies and backlash against stripping access to library resources.

Pennsylvania Library Creates a Hogwarts Digital Escape Room

A Pennsylvania library created a Hogwarts digital escape room; boredom be gone, we're headed to Hogwarts!

Public Library Collection Development Secrets, Revealed

Behold: The mystery of public library collection development, finally revealed in all of its grandeur and majesty. Leave your classics at home.

8 Bequests By Famous Authors to Libraries

A list of eight library bequests where authors (and their families) donated their papers and/or donations to libraries (and one hospital).

The History and Debunking of Librarian Stereotypes

Angry? Repressed? Unfashionable? Timid? Librarian stereotypes have got to go. Before we banish them for good, let's look at their origins and debunk!

Over 70 Public Libraries Made 2019 a Record Year for Digital Checkouts

In 2019, 73 library systems loaned over 1 million titles each, making it a record year for checkouts of ebooks and audiobooks.

A Handy Guide To Academic Libraries For New Students

This one's for all of the readers going back to colleges and universities who want to get to know what those libraries can offer.

Retiring a Library, Or, Sometimes Books Need To Be Disposed

My Library Card Made Me Less of a Picky Reader

How the reading habits of a library latecomer changed, and expanded, upon gaining access to that most cherished bookish item: a library card.

No More Book Shopping

A Rioter decided to make 2019 the year of not buying anything. As you might've guessed, book shopping turned out to be the hardest to quit.

Mom’s Library Visit vs Four-Year-Old’s Library Visit

A parent details how weekly trips to the public library have changed with a four-year-old in tow.

Literary Tourism: Accra, Ghana

5 Ways to Use Skype in the Library

Five ways to use Skype in the library to connect high school students to authors, professionals, and other students from around the world.

Librarians Must Weed Their Book Collection

It is a librarian's job to make sure that the library maintains an updated, relevant collection of books that suits the needs of all its community members.

A Love Letter to My Former Library

Really, when I think of community, I think of you.