#COVID-19 Updates

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Libraries Reopen in COVID-19 Hot Spots: Are Library Staff Being Protected?

In considering whether staff are being protected as libraries reopen during the pandemic, we take a look at some Arizona libraries.

More Bookish and Literary Masks for Your Pandemic Life

If I'm wearing it, it's fashion, right? As the pandemic rages on, you need more masks, so why not show your bookish side with some literary masks?

Quaranzines are Popular and Libraries are Noticing

Quaranzines collecting people’s quarantine experiences are growing in popularity, and provide important information, and libraries are noticing.

A New Role for Little Free Libraries

Taking a look at some of the helpers who are turning their Little Free Libraries into Little Free Pantries to help neighbors in need during the pandemic.

As Bookstores Reopen, Stores Seek Safe Practices

As bookstores reopen, owners are prioritizing safety for employees and customers above all else. Find out what's happening from the sources.

Librarians in Phoenix Become Healthcare Workers

With no city public health department, the City of Phoenix repurposes librarians as public health workers.

Amid a Pandemic and Information Crisis, FL Library Funding Demolished

A line-item veto by Governor DeSantis in Florida demolishes funding for online learning and information accesss.

6 Free Children’s Ebooks on the Coronavirus

Give the little ones some tools to better understand this unprecedented event with these free children's books about coronavirus.

Lockdown Summer: Literary Translation Events Online

Lock-downs and shelter-in-place rules have changed the landscape of literary events. In response, these literary translation events have shifted online.

J.K. Rowling Releases Serialized Novel THE ICKABOG

JK Rowling announces a new children's book, The Ickabog, to be published for free online.

How Public Libraries Are Handling Summer Reading During COVID-19

Find out how some libraries are shifting summer reading programs into digital spaces, maintaining their communities, and learning from the process.

Essential Until We’re Not: An Angry Librarian On the Disregard for Library Staff Safety

A library worker on the dangers librarians face as people in positions of power demand they return to work with little concern for library staff safety.

Taika Waititi Leads All-Star Reading of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH to Fund COVID-19 Relief

Taika Waititi will lead an all-star reading of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH on YouTube to fund COVID-19 relief.

6 Ways to Maximize Your Reading Time During the Pandemic

How are you getting creative with reading time while staying at home? This reader has some tips for maximizing your pandemic reading time.

Chicago Public Library Calls Staff Back to Work, Plans Full Reopen June 1

Chicago Public Library calling back staff endangers them -- as much as opening for scaled-down regular service June 1 endangers its communities.