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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.

It's Eclipse Time Again!

STAR Net is distributing over 5 million eclipse glasses, activities and training to prepare for the upcoming solar eclipses. 

3 Ways to Reach Elected Officials

Do you share library program outcomes with local elected officials? Read how to strengthen relationships with these stakeholders.

Logistics of a Hybrid Program

Boston Public Library staff share their tips for hybrid program logistics, such as staff roles and tech.

Is Hybrid a Good Fit?

Melissa Wong explores what library programs are conducive to the trending hybrid format.