Stranger Than Fiction: Crime in the Library

Crime in the library is often the subject of fiction, but what about in real life? A look at library crimes, from the mundane to the bizarre.

Weird Things That Save My Life During The Book Fair

A school librarian shares some tips and tricks to smoothly prepare for book fairs and survive the hectic week.

Noting “Changed Complexion of Staff,” Elmwood Park Public Library Board Takes Over: A Case Study in Library De-Professionalization

The unethical takeover of the Elmwood Park Public Library (IL) by its Board of Trustees highlights the need to elect those who care about libraries.

Running a Successful Dungeons & Dragons Convention in Your Library

Our Dungeons and Dragons Con brought in a lot of new faces to the library and ended up being one of our most popular programs. Give it a try!

When Championing Graphic Novels, Is It Possible To Go Too Far?

As a librarian in an elementary school, I had a brief crisis of faith about promoting graphic novels before remembering what really matters.

10 YA Books About Libraries

Sometimes, being surrounded by books just isn’t enough. I also have to read books about books, and in this case: YA books about libraries. 

8 of the Best Middle Grade Books to Read Aloud

There's a belief that once students get out of elementary school, they don't want to be read aloud to. This is a complete myth.

8 of the Most Interesting Buildings That Are Now Libraries (And Bookstores)

From big-box stores and schools to banks and gymnasiums, here are some old buildings that were turned into libraries (and bookstores).

How Librarians Can Help Teachers in Ways You Don’t Expect

Teaching is hard enough, and teachers need every tool and support available to them. Their librarian might be one they hadn’t considered. 

The Best Libraries You Can Get a Card for Out of State

Whether your local library's inventory is limited or you just want access to more books, an out-of-state library card could level up your reading life.