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

Book standing up open with the pages folded to form a triangle fan with black paper cut and pasted to the open pages to look like two people walking by a street lamp.
Book standing up open with the pages folded to form a triangle fan with black paper cut and pasted to the open pages to look like two people walking by a street lamp.
Blog by Annie Ruefle

Got old, outdated or damaged books? Before you toss them into the recycling bin, consider turning them into book art.

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 woman and child sit at a table making crafts.
A woman and child sit at a table making crafts.

Even without a dedicated makerspace, you can still incorporate maker elements into your day.

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