News and Updates

Find out more about the role and significance of libraries in the United States.

Finding the History of a Culture in Library Cookbook Collections

Libraries across the country have unique cookbook collections that chefs, historians, genealogists, and hungry patrons have to check out.

A Librarian Responds to Blinkist, Speed Reading, and Other Reading Shortcuts

Spoiler Alert: He doesn’t loath them, but…

Cookbook Clubs at the Library

Cookbook clubs are the hottest trend in libraries - and you don't even need to leave your kitchen for the online connections. 

Libraries Stepping Up During COVID

When the pandemic began to shut things down, the library staff in El Dorado County, CA. began looking at ways they could support their community.

Results of FOIA Search in Lafayette

Campaigners on the ground in Lafayette have continued to make Freedom Of Information Act Requests of the Lafayette Parish Council. What follows below is a brief synopsis of the latest findings.

Small Business Idea for Teens from Their Public Library

Libraries are there to help teens discover and develop important skills that can help them become successful entrepreneurs in the future.

Best Genealogy Websites are at the Library

For the best free genealogy websites, start at your local library. There are plenty of amazing genealogical resources available for free through local and state libraries and archives, as well as databases and trained librarians that can aid in your discovery. 

Free eBooks Galore!

Anyone with a library card can easily access free ebooks on their devices without having to scour the internet or use illegal platforms to download new titles.

Part of the Gig Economy? Grab a Library Card!

Whether it’s a side hustle or the freelancer’s life that you’re living, the library is your business’ best friend.  


We Are All Living Through History. Let’s Make Sure to Archive It.

Archives and libraries are helping communities collect and preserve what is important to them during the COVID-19 Pandemic.