For National Library Week, we asked the New York Public Library -- the largest library in the country and one of the most beloved -- what we should be reading right now.
By Elizabeth Flock
If you're looking for inspiration, the Library of Virginia has a collection of a few hundred postcards and greeting cards dating back to the early 20th century.
By Dayana Morales Gomez
Since Trump took office last month, a vocal and growing number of librarians across the country are taking a more politically active stance.
By Elizabeth Flock
As a long-time academic librarian, I have spent a good part of my career teaching college students to think critically about information. For me, the recent spate of stories about large segments of the population falling for fake news stories…
By Donald A. Barclay for The Conversation
By PBS NewsHour
The Library of Congress has a new chief: Carla Hayden. Most of her predecessors in the role have come from scholarly institutions, but Hayden is a librarian through and through. She is also the first woman and the first African…
By Laura Santhanam and Megan Crigger
Most people say public libraries provide communities with essential resources for literacy and education, but the number of people who actually take advantage of library services may be slipping.
Public Libraries have become more than just a makeshift day shelter for the homeless, they are actively reaching out to them to provide services. Here are seven examples of what libraries across the nation are doing to serve the homeless.
It’s the day before Christmas and you want to bake a Santa-shaped cake, but you don’t have a pan shaped like the portly fellow. No need to panic — you may be able to borrow the pan from your local…
By Bridget Shirvell
A new study from the Pew Research Center found that more than two-thirds of Americans are actively engaged with public libraries. The report examines the relationship Americans have with their libraries and technology. Dusty, worn books versus sleek new computers,…
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