Dear New Parents, the Library Has You Covered

Your local library is ready to support you with storytime activities, free educational resources, and accessible caregiving accommodations. Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about library services for new parents.

Book Banners are Going After Private Businesses

The book banners are going after bookstores now. Libraries weren't enough for them. They want to censor your books, pure and simple. 

Get to Know Your Library: The Complete Checklist

Ask your local librarians these questions on your next visit. These conversation starters will help you get the most out of your local library and everything it offers.

The Evolution of Libraries as Welcoming and Inclusive Spaces

Libraries provide materials of interest and value to the LGBTQ+ community and their allies.

Your Library Can Help You Eat Local

Check your local library’s website for information about specifically offered programs where you live.

Audiobooks: The Perfect Road Trip Companion

Are you planning a car trip? Listening to audiobooks is a fantastic way to pass the time!

Libraries Help Prevent the “Summer Slide”

The library can help children develop a love of reading while enjoying a break from school. 

Libraries Address Brain Health

Information professionals in the UK help library users prioritize their well-being. 

Healthy Aging at the Library

Aging can be lonely, whether you live alone, miss old friends, or want to get out of the house occasionally. Public libraries understand these needs and offer activities, live and virtual, to engage seniors and help make connections with others.

Libraries: The Cyclist's Service Station

Whether you’re someone who bikes for exercise, to protect our environment, or as a form of transportation, libraries offer free, accessible services to all community members. Libraries provide unique resources to cyclists who need rest, repairs, and public education.