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How to Celebrate National Library Week

To celebrate National Library Week, here are ways to support your own local library, its librarians, and their wonderful programs.

Louisiana HB 777 Would Criminalize Librarians and Libraries Who Join the American Library Association

Louisiana Library workers or libraries who seek membership in the largest professional organization would be criminalized for doing so.

Ebook, Digital Audiobook Use Up 286% in K-12 Schools Since 2019; 20% since 2022

New research on digital audiobook and ebook use by K-12 students sheds light on popular genres, times of high usage, and more.

How Public Libraries Are Targeted Right Now—It’s Not “Just” Books: Book Censorship News, March 29, 2024

Public libraries are experiencing book bans, but the methods by which the institution is under attack need to be addressed.

Vermont Poised to Curtail Library Book Bans, Bad Ebook Contracts, and Protect Teen Library Records

The bill was inspired by a report on Vermont libraries in late 2023. Residents are encouraged to write their representatives ASAP.

How The BookmarkED/OnShelf App, Created to Help Schools Ban Books, Fuels Them Instead

A student data privacy nightmare meets the use of artificial intelligence stealing banned and challenged book lists nationwide.

Why Ban Books When You Can Ban Book Awards?: Suburban Illinois District Cancels Caudill Awards

In suburban Wadsworth, Illinois, a right-wing board banned a state-wide, student-driven book award program.

Welcome to the Carnegie Library

Fans of libraries, architecture, and public history—let's nerd out about Carnegie libraries and the National Register of Historic Places.

Librarians Lock Autauga-Prattville Public Library in Protest After Director Fired by Board

Library workers locked the public library in protest of the director being fired, and they have been fired as well.

Delaware, Connecticut Legislators Propose Anti-Book Ban Measures

Two more states propose right to read acts. Here's what they are and what you need to know about them.