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  1. Patrons Design Library Cards for San Francisco Public Library

    San Francisco Public Library announced the five winners of its Library Card Design Contest on November 8. The library received more than 3,500 submissions between September 4 and October 5, which were then winnowed down by a panel of guest judges on Octob ...

    mreising - 07/23/2013 - 15:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Library On Wheels

    BiblioTaptap, Haiti’s first bookmobile service, launched this past summer thanks to Libraries Without Borders (LWB) and its partners (National Library of Haiti, the Haitian National Bureau for Books, and the Foundation for Knowledge and Freedom). LWB plan ...

    mreising - 07/23/2013 - 15:30 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Banned Books Week Displays

    This year marks the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week (BBW), the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read. BBW, which was held September 30–October 6, featured the first-ever honorary cochairs, Bill Moyers and Judith Da ...

    mreising - 07/23/2013 - 15:35 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Hispanic Heritage Month

    By Mikayla Reising From mariachi performances to quinceañera fashion shows, libraries around the country found inventive ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place from September 15 to October 15 in recognition of the contributions of pe ...

    mreising - 07/23/2013 - 16:02 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Salsa Throwdown at San Antonio Public Library

    Picking up the culinary gauntlet thrown down by San Antonio (Tex.) Public Library, 20 area teens formed several salsa-making teams at SAPL’s Central Library August 8 at the “Pica! Teen Salsa Throwdown” and left it to the judges to decide which team of 13– ...

    bgoldberg - 07/30/2013 - 12:37 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. IFLA Stars Glitter in Helsinki

    By Leonard Kniffel The World Library and Information Congress in Helsinki, Finland, concluded August 17. A look at the worldwide movers and shakers of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. Photos by Carlon Walker. ...

    lkniffel - 07/30/2013 - 12:54 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Scenes from National Legislative Day 2012

    Photos by Jacob W. Roberts, ALA Washington Office More than 350 librarians and library supporters from across the country converged on Washington, D.C., from April 23–24, to meet with members of Congress to discuss key library issues during ALA’s 38th ann ...

    JROBERTS - 07/23/2013 - 14:26 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. National Library Week 2012: "You belong @ your library"

    Communities across the U.S. celebrated the valuable contributions of the nation's libraries during National Library Week (NLW), April 8–14. This year's theme was "You belong @ your library." From flash mob reading and author events to  ...

    pgoodes - 07/30/2013 - 13:18 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Sights from PLA 2012

    More than 6,000 librarians visited Philadelphia March 13–17 for the Public Library Association National Conference. Below are some images from the four days of speakers, sessions, exhibits, special dinners, and networking opportunities. All photos by Paul ...

    glandgraf - 07/30/2013 - 13:26 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Two Years Later, Haiti Library Relief Moves Slowly Forward

    By Leonard Kniffel Two years after the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, vast numbers of Haitian people are still struggling just to return to something resembling normal life. Haiti Library Relief dollars are making a difference, but the ...

    lkniffel - 07/30/2013 - 13:36 - American Libraries Magazine