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  1. Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Coretta Scott King Book Awards

      By Steve Zalusky On Monday, Jan. 19, we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. That day, our nation reflects on his life and legacy. Dr. King’s life and work will also be commemorated two weeks later during the American Library Associatio ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 01/16/2015 - 11:51 - I Love Libraries

  2. Literary Landmark: Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

    Dedicated: March 14, 2010 Partners: Monroe County Public Library, Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum, Friends of The Monroe County Public Library of Key West, Florida, Inc. The dedication of the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum as a Literary Landmark wa ...

    JFALCON - 01/15/2015 - 15:48 - I Love Libraries

  3. Budget cuts may imperil minorities from checking out public libraries

    By Jazelle Hunt, Courtesy of The Louisiana Weekly WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Between the rise of digital media, changing social landscapes, and decreased funding, the nation’s 8,956 public library systems are at a crisis stage. And underserved communities and pe ...

    JFALCON - 01/15/2015 - 15:33 - I Love Libraries

  4. Supporters of ousted Chelmsford school librarian want lost positions reinstated

    By Alana Melanson, Courtesy of the Lowell Sun CHELMSFORD-- Emotions are still running high in Chelmsford over the layoffs of three school administrators in September, with many still calling for their reinstatement. During the public-comment session of Tu ...

    JFALCON - 01/15/2015 - 10:16 - I Love Libraries

  5. Ferguson book gifts grow; library donations over $350,000

    By Jane Henderson, courtesy of St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photo credit: J.B. Forbes,   Photographer,  St. Louis Post-Dispatch Donations to Ferguson Municipal Public Library now top $350,000, and gifts of books will keep the library cataloger busy for some ti ...

    JFALCON - 01/05/2015 - 11:49 - I Love Libraries

  6. Stonewall Book Awards Recognize Books of Exceptional Merit Relating to the GLBT Experience

    Each year, the American Library Association (ALA) honors the best of the best in children’s and young literature. The Youth Media Awards, which are awarded during the association’s Midwinter Meeting, are eagerly anticipated by librarians, publishers and t ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 12/22/2014 - 09:47 - I Love Libraries

  7. Literary Landmark: Eudora Welty Library

    Jackson, Miss. Dedicated: 2009 Partners: Friends of Mississippi Libraries, Jackson Friends of the Library, Mississippi Library Commission Eudora Welty, a native and lifelong resident of Jackson, Miss., earned the Pulitzer Prize, the American Book Award, t ...

    JFALCON - 12/17/2014 - 16:34 - I Love Libraries

  8. When the Prison Doors Slam Shut On a Teen: Hope in Literacy

    By Marybeth Zeman, courtesy of Public Libraries Online Promoting literacy for incarcerated teens is a challenge. Encouraging reluctant readers to read is only one of many obstacles. Ask Karlan Sick, the current chair of Literacy for Incarcerated Teens   ( ...

    JFALCON - 12/17/2014 - 11:43 - I Love Libraries

  9. I Love My Librarian Award Winner Kevin Ray: Reaching Beyond the Walls

    With his visits to the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center, Kevin Ray, children’s librarian at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, reaches beyond the walls of his library to provide valuable outreach to the population ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 12/17/2014 - 12:24 - I Love Libraries

  10. Last-minute Holiday Shopping? You Can't Go Wrong with a Good Book.

    Books are, to paraphrase an old advertising slogan, the “gift that keeps on giving,” since they can be enjoyed for weeks, months and even years. They are also the natural gifts for someone who “has everything.” And if you have some last-minute shopping to ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 12/17/2014 - 14:36 - I Love Libraries