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A Library In A Museum: What Could Be Better?

There are freestanding libraries all over the U.S. But there are also libraries within some of the country’s major museums, containing a wide range of materials related to the museums’ mission. Here are some libraries that work collaboratively with museums. Public access varies from collection to collection, so contact the library before visiting.

Childhood Memories at the Library Shaped My Story

I had to stand on my tippy toes to place my books on the check-out counter. Our school librarian would see me and immediately pull up my check-out history — I was rarely overdue. A curved smile always appeared on their face as I walked away with a pile of books as big as my eight-year-old body.

Library Storytime: It’s More Than Just the Story

Storytime is not just a fun library activity but the beginning of what can be a beautiful relationship between your child and your local public library.

Diverse Literature for Children is Crucial

We want to celebrate diverse children’s literature and discuss the importance of representation. To celebrate Family Reading Week, here’s how your local library can help you access diverse children’s literature.

This Federal Agency Impacts Every American, Chances Are You Have Never Heard of It

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is an independent grantmaking agency that provides federal support to museums and libraries in the United States. You have probably never heard about this agency. Still, they play a significant role in the survival of libraries. Here is everything you should know about the IMLS and its importance for your local library funding.

Love the Planet, Use the Library

When we think of bound packages of paper, sustainability is probably the last thing that comes to mind. As book lovers, it can be difficult to balance our love of reading with our love for the planet, especially if we eat up books like candy. Thankfully, libraries provide an eco-friendly reading alternative for bibliophiles. Plus, using a library not only positively affects the planet, but the whole community at large.

Find Legal Advice at Your Local Law Library

Despite being incredible assets to their surrounding communities, law libraries continue to be underfunded. It is essential to recognize their services and discuss what makes law libraries stand out. Law libraries significantly support lawyers and their staff, but their services to the community are also vital. Law libraries provide accessible and affordable legal services to the public. Here are just a few law library services available in many communities.

Books for Young People: A History

The fascinating evolution of children’s literature from the Pentamerone to Dog Man. April 2 is International Children’s Book Day. Created by the International Board for Books for Young People which was founded in Switzerland in 1953, an international organization dedicated to promoting children’s literature worldwide. They chose this date to honor their countryman, and children’s book author Hans Christian Anderson’s, birthday. A relatively new event, it began in 1967, it honors an equally new genre whose history reflects our growing understanding of childhood as well as its place in an increasingly complex world.

8 Books for Children That Foster a Love of the Natural World

April 2nd is Children’s Book Day, and with the arrival of spring comes new opportunities for children to nurture their love for nature. There are so many excellent new books for children that are educational and inspiring. There's a story for every child, whether they’re looking for a book that allows them to tangibly interact with nature, learn more about their surroundings, or participate in environmental activism. 

Libraries Benefit Military Children and Families

April is set aside as an appreciation month for military children each year. It’s officially known as the Month of the Military Child, with April 15 designated by the Department of Defense as Military Kids Day, aka Purple Up Day. Purple shows support for all military branches, with all service colors represented. So expect to see Air Force blue, Army green, Navy blue, Marine red, and Coast Guard blue mixed together.

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