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Sign that reads "Check out a litter clean up kit with your library card." There is an image of a bucket with gloves to represent the kit.
Sign that reads "Check out a litter clean up kit with your library card." There is an image of a bucket with gloves to represent the kit.
in News

Everyone expects to be able to check out books and DVDs from their library. But telescopes? Cake pans? Litter clean-up kits?

18 inch doll stands in a green a pink dress with pig tails in her hair and a bindi on her forehead.
18 inch doll stands in a green a pink dress with pig tails in her hair and a bindi on her forehead.
in News

A librarian and her patrons created a doll celebrating their community’s Indian American population.

A black chalkboard with a bar graph in white chalk showing increasing amounts of coins, the last bar is the highest and it's yellow with a money bag on top.
A black chalkboard with a bar graph in white chalk showing increasing amounts of coins, the last bar is the highest and it's yellow with a money bag on top.
in News

ALA is seeking contributing authors for a book on personal finance and financial literacy in libraries.

Person riding on skateboard on road
Person riding on skateboard on road

Teen librarian Colleen Whittall takes her teens to the skate park — with nary a book in sight.

A dark green background with light green text that reads "I Read Banned Books. Thank you for writing them." All letters are capitalized.
A dark green background with light green text that reads "I Read Banned Books. Thank you for writing them." All letters are capitalized.
in News

Send a note of encouragement to the author of a banned book through ALA's Dear Banned Author campaign.

Three young children browsing books on a table at an outdoor event.
Three young children browsing books on a table at an outdoor event.
Blog by Jenn Carson

Mingling different age groups enables kids to learn from one another in new ways.

Man running outdoors
Man running outdoors
in Program Models

Gail Borden Public Library collaborated with local organizations and businesses to host 34 health programs in one month.

The Great American Read
The Great American Read
in News

Download this 60-page guide for ideas and resources for programming around the PBS series.