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.

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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...

Man in wheelchair at library

The transformation of libraries in terms of outreach and diversity takes many forms, with initiatives targeting an ever-wider range of underserved populations—including those who would become librarians.

Billboard advertising ESL classes at Pinewoods Library

Through an American Dream Starts @ your library grant provided by the American Library Association and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the Athens-Clarke County (Ga.) Library Pinewoods Branch is enabling adult immigrants to develop English...

Multigenerational family at computer in library

America’s libraries continue to transform themselves, keeping pace with the changing economic, social, and technological aspects of American society. Libraries’ deepening engagement with their communities takes many forms, from...