Quotable Facts About America’s Libraries Has Been Updated

Earlier this year, ALA updated their advocacy tool Quotable Facts about America’s Libraries with new information and research.


For instance, you had probably heard before that there are more public libraries, including branches, than McDonald’s in the United States. But did you know that there are also more public libraries than Starbucks? Also, […]

ALA Virtual Membership Meeting, June 2nd

Are you a member of ALA? Consider attending this free, one-hour virtual membership meeting to participate in organizational business. From an ALA press release:

Virtual Membership Meetings are an important way in which personal members may affect what ALA does. VMM is an annual online forum where ALA leaders present information about topics of […]

LITA Seeks Public Library Session Proposals for Forum in Fort Worth, November 2016

Subject: Call for Public Library Proposals

The LITA Forum is looking for proposals from public and school librarians to provide conference sessions for those that work in these libraries. One of the three keynote speakers is Cecily Walker of the Vancouver Public Library, Librarian with Attitude. Help us round out the program with a […]

American Library Association Announces 2016 Youth Media Award Winners

From the ALA website:

BOSTON – The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Boston.

A list of all the 2016 award winners follows:


Hutto Public Library Celebrates Banned Books Week!

Library Director Paula Waak and her staff made an eye-catching display illustrating Banned Books Week.

This certainly gets the message across! Good work, Paula!

September is Library Card Sign Up Month!

Just a reminder that September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! ALA has a wealth of resources available to use in your outreach such as a proclamation, a press release, scripts or audio for public service announcements, printable posters, website banner images, Facebook cover images, and more! Snoopy is the Honorary Chair for this year’s […]

Date Change for YALSA’s Young Adult Literature Symposium in Austin

YALSA’s Young Adult Literature Symposium Date Change: November 14-16, 2014 Austin, TX

Registration is now open for the YALSA, Young Adult Literature Symposium to be held in Austin at the Hyatt Regency. Please note the date change from previous announcements. Visit their website for more information: http://yalitsymposium12.ning.com/



Teen Read Week, October 13-19, 2013


Have any exciting plans for YALSA’s 2013 Teen Read Week coming up October 13-19th? Please let us know!

Save The Date: YALSA YA Lit Symposium in Austin in 2014

Save the Date for the Young Adult Library Services Association‘s Young Adult Literature Symposium which will be held in Austin October 31 to November 2, 2014. For more information, please visit the Lit Symposium page!


Banned Books Week

Celebrate Banned Books Week at your library from September 30 to October 6! Although we have had the freedom to read for a long time, Banned Books Week has only been around for 30 years. The ALA website has more information here. Recent events have shown that our world still has people who would suppress […]