English as a second language classes at Riverside County (California) Libraries

A California library system is providing opportunities for patrons who wish to expand their horizons by learning English.

Elissa Malespina accepting the 2014 Bammy Award in the school librarian category

In a recent tweet, Elissa Malespina wrote, "I believe that librarians must become the technology leaders in our school!"

Malespina doesn’t just talk the talk and she has the hardware to prove it, having recently received...

Two women holding sign: Brewey Decimal wearing t-shirts for Douglas County Libra

Beer and libraries.

This delicious concept emerged when Denver-area libraries tapped into a nationwide campaign, Outside the Lines, which was designed to get people thinking – and talking – about libraries in a different way....

Tina Genay, school librarian, with her "School Bike Book Mobile Program"

School is out for summer. But that is not stopping Tina Genay, school librarian at Quarles Elementary School in Winchester, Va., from promoting a love of reading among her students.

Young woman at computer with older man

The aging of America has profound implications for public libraries, says Diantha Dow Schull, principal of DDSchull Associates and author of 50+ Library Services: Innovation in Action (ALA Editions, 2013), implications that challenge...

ESL class at Plainsboro (N.J.) Public Library

Through an American Dream Starts @ your library grant provided by the American Library Association and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the Plainsboro New Jersey Public Library is better equipped to serve its ESL population.


Winners of  School Library Month video contest

Children at Dartmouth Middle School in Massachusetts are excited about reading – and the library there provides an environment that nurtures that excitement.

Exhibit A is a video about the library For School Library Month that is the...

Two young girls sharing a book

A key to literacy: School librarians’ collaboration with other educators

School librarians are highly involved leaders playing a critical role in their schools through consistent and sustained collaboration with other educators,...

Students at Brook Forest Elementary School in Oak Brook, Ill.

John Schumacher, school librarian at Brook Forest Elementary School in Oak Brook, Ill., not only brings books to his students, he brings the authors as well.

Libraries Transforming Communities

All around us, libraries are transforming as they adapt to broader changes in the communities they serve and the environment in which they now operate. In the process, librarians have discovered that as they better understand their communities...