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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.

Visiting the NYC Great Stories CLUB

Author Paul Griffin relates his experience doing a reading and dicussion at Crossroads Juvenile Detention Center in East New York, Brooklyn.

Grant Funding Sources

A resource list of organizations and institutions that have provided funding or worked as partners for adult library programs

Great Stories CLUB

The Great Stories CLUB is a reading and discussion program that targets underserved, troubled teens. 

Jazz Appreciation Month

April is Jazz Appreciation Month! So break out your records and pay tribute to this historical and living American art form.

Two of a Kind: Author Pairings

Looking for tips on how to tempt one of your favorite authors for a reading at your library? The solution is easier than you think!