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The freedom to access and exchange information has long been the bedrock of American life, but in today's increasingly knowledge-based economy that freedom is perhaps more important than ever.
The sounds of libraries today reveal the impact of libraries throughout our lives -- from the excited giggles of toddlers in storytimes to the "aha's!" of young people engaged in inquiry to the quiet conversations of senior citizens discovering new authors and using computers to research.
Want to hang out with a bunch of really smart people? Spend a day at a convention of school librarians. That's what I did on Friday, November 15 in Hartford, Connecticut at the biannual convention of the American Association of School Librarians.
International Games Day @ your library is an annual initiative of the American Library Association to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational and social value of all types of games.
Teen Read Week™ which runs October 14-20, is a national literacy initiative from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) aimed at inspiring teens to read for fun -- on paper, online, on an e-reader -- and to use their library to find great reading materials.
Libraries are necessary to support these dreams, since they are the public institutions that new Americans and diverse groups rely on the most to support continued education, and English language and technology skills needed to thrive and compete in today's competitive global market.
The American Library Association created an infographic to illustrate the struggles libraries have been confronted with since
Click through the slideshow below to see the cities with the most year-round particle pollution: The reasons for high levels
My books first appeared on the Naughty List in 2007, and that time, when I was given the news, I cried. But...surprise! I'm still here, and my books are still being banned, and guess what? Being an author of banned books is cool.
Libraries provide an anchor of stability for millions of Americans tightening their financial belts during these tough economic times. As our nation - indeed the world - struggles to emerge from this economic crisis, we cannot afford to close the books on libraries.
To mark Banned Books Week (Sept 24-Oct 1), we've created an infographic to highlight the most banned or challenged books
If you've been missing the 90s lately, love books, and/or adore the California Raisins, watch this hilarious 1991 promotional
Earlier this summer, the Oxford University Press’ Social Explorer analyzed the evolution of the library profession through
Malcolm O'Hagan, an Irish engineer with a love for great literature, is bringing his dream to Chicago. Read more on chicagotribune.com
Five years ago, the American Library Association (ALA) conference was the first major convention to return to a post-Katrina New Orleans.
These days, it isn't business as usual at the Garden City Public Library in Michigan. The building is intact and the collection
Library Ideas, LLC, has launched a new ebook service for libraries that's similar to the company's Freegal Music product
We asked HuffPost Readers to tell us which books they reread the most. But we also wondered which library books people most