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Enhancing Library Accessibility for Older Adults in Small and Rural Communities

Though age is not a disability, many older adults experience barriers with vision, mobility, cognition and other age-related changes that directly impact their interactions with their environment. Senior patrons share what they're looking for in library accessibility upgrades.

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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.

Reaching Teen Readers

Need some ideas for a creative teen program? Here are five unique ways to use the Great Stories Club.

A Weekly Escape Into Stories

Learn about the impact of the Great Stories Club and how to use the (free!) resources at your library. 

Getting People Talking

What are libraries talking about? Learn about the variety of conversation topics that libraries are having with their communities.

They Want To Shut Us Down

Downers Grove (Ill.) Public Library staff reflect on threats that led to canceling Drag Queen Bingo.