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    Grant Opportunities for Reading Programs

    For many public libraries in cities and towns across the country, literacy programs are a key part of their public programming. These often go beyond involvement in summer reading activities, and could include year round efforts that support readers ...

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    Opioid Addiction Resources for Patrons

    The opioid crisis which has crashed through American communities has brought patrons to public libraries seeking information about opioids and addiction. This collection of resources can help you connect patrons to the information that they need to s...

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    Social Library, Volume 107

    This latest edition of our Social Library series includes a number of libraries who are developing strong partnerships with others in the community to bring music, geeky entertainment, mental health support and healthcare to patrons. Partners include...

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    Librarians Who Wikipedia: Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC and Wikilibrarian

    Merrilee Proffitt, Senior Program Officer in OCLC Research and a member of the Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together project team, is a longtime champion of Wikipedia for librarians. She is the editor of a newly published book Leveraging Wikiped...

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    Partners Selected to Support Supercharged Storytimes Train the Trainer Program

    WebJunction is pleased to announce its new training partners for Supercharged Storytimes for All. The Alaska State Library, the Utah State Library, the New Jersey State Library, and the Tennessee State Library and Archives join the New York State Lib...

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    Social Library, Volume 106

    A bookmark contest, one library's adventures with a MOOC, an outdoor bike repair station, digitized yearbooks and scholarships from library Friends are all highlighted in this edition of our Social Library series.These libraries are using Facebook to...

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    Healthy Libraries and Healthy Communities

    Libraries have long supported patrons who want to improve their health by providing access to books on health-related topics, online medical databases such as PubMed, and even cookbooks that support healthy eating. Those core services continue today,...

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    Social Library, Volume 105

    The Social Library highlights innovative ways libraries are using Facebook to connect with communities. This week, libraries shared news about programs including an "Ide...

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    Susan Barnum Named Library Journal Mover & Shaker for Librarianship on Wikipedia

    Susan Barnum, a public services librarian at El Paso Public Library, has been selected as a 2018 Mover and Shaker by Library Journal for her advocacy work in Wikipedia. This recognition - given to changemakers in the library field - highligh...

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    New National Study Reveals Voter Perceptions of Libraries

    The Public Library Association, a division of the American Library Association, and the ALA Office for Library Advocacy, in partnership with OCLC, today released the report, From Awareness to Funding: Voter Perceptions and Support of Public Libraries...