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Building Accessibility into Community Conversations

How can your library engage populations with disabilities? Take these tips and insights to help build accessibility into community outreach and conversation programs.

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Find Joy in Nature First, Then Be Inspired to Protect It: The Blueberry Award and Children’s Earth Day Books and Programs

A lot of children’s nature literature, though well-meaning, pushes a narrative of “it’s up to you to save the world!” The librarians behind the Blueberry Award share ideas for excellent Earth Day programs and book suggestions that inspire a love for nature in young people without inciting climate anxiety or fear.

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Sorry, We Are Out of Eclipse Glasses: Libraries and the 2024 Solar Eclipse

Was your library's phone ringing off the hook on the day of the solar eclipse? Did you run out of eclipse glasses quicker than anticipated? Libraries share their solar eclipse day successes and stresses.

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5 Ways To Incorporate Media Literacy Teaching in Everyday Library Interactions

One of the best places to teach media literacy is at the point of need, where the users are. Most library interactions occur during the delivery of services, such as reference interviews, technology classes and interactions at the circulation desk. Consider these five ways to incorporate small lessons about media literacy into your regular services.

Peggy Barber Tribute Grant

The Peggy Barber Tribute Grant supports meaningful programs in libraries with limited programming budgets.

Build a Better Book

Teens design accessible books and activities for people with disabilities.