#covid-19

Struggling to Read During COVID? You’re Not Alone.

A Rioter on struggling to read during the pandemic with work stress and world issues taking up so much brain space.

6 New Books About COVID-19

Read some of the fresh books about COVID-19, including Intimations: Six Essays by Zadie Smith. We have essays, poetry, and a few anthologies containing both, alongside a picture book.

The Ultimate Social-Distancing Relationship in Fiction

Taking a look at one fascinating example of social distancing relationships with Helen Schulman’s 2018 novel COME WITH ME.

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.

The 16 Best Pandemic Books, Fiction And Nonfiction

From imagined stories to histories and scientific explorations, we’ve rounded up the best fiction and nonfiction pandemic books, including The Book of M by Peng Shepherd.

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.

Which Version of THE PLAGUE Is More Relevant to COVID-19?

Camus's THE PLAGUE and Kevin Chong's retelling touch on grimly familiar aspects of a pandemic--here's how each book resonates with our current reality.

The Importance of Pandemic Diaries

It may be that the thought of reading about pandemics sounds like too much too soon, but this reader is here to say pandemic diaries are important.

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.

The Struggle of Writing Poetry During a Pandemic

Published poets like Henri Cole and Sachiko Murakami discuss their own difficulties and successes in writing poetry during a pandemic.