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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.

A Library for Firefighters

The Children Fire Safety Literacy Reading and Discussion Program uses books to teach fire safety.


De-Escalation Techniques

As a librarian, you already deal with a lot. What tools do you need when a stressful situation arises?

Our Picks for ALA Annual 2022

The ALA Annual Conference returns in person! Join us in D.C., and don’t miss these standout sessions.

Tackling Community Issues

Want to address community issues at your library? Here are some common themes of discussion to help you get started. 

Mutual Support

Partnerships with local businesses, nonprofit or civic groups increase the reach and impact of library efforts.

7 Fin Lit Picture Books

It's never too early to learn financial literacy! Check out these exciting and diverse titles.