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    Youth Programming Goes Virtual—Storytimes, Crafts, Teen Activities, and More

    As libraries and schools close their physical spaces in response to COVD-19 and CDC recommendations for physical distancing, educators and library staff alike are moving learning and programming to digital platforms. Assembled below is a list of reso...

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    Free April Webinars for Library Staff

    As library staff and their communities move online for their learning, it's perhaps no surprise that there are a wealth of opportunities available this month! With 100 webinars and an online conference, covering 22 topic areas, you're sure to find so...

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    Small and Rural Libraries in Tourism Economies: Part 2

    In part 2 of the series, Audrey Dingler, from Cape May County Library, and Noah Lenstra, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, explore how libraries assess community needs in relation to outdoor tourism and recreation economies, and ex...

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    Rural Libraries Connect Communities to Legal Aid

    Many rural and frontier communities are facing a shortage of attorneys. Legal aid organizations are increasingly partnering with public libraries in these areas to help people in rural communities connect virtually to free legal services. In this vid...

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    Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Keeping Your Hours Current in Online Searches

    To help curtail the further spread of COVID-19 in their communities, many libraries have canceled programs and other events, or have closed entirely for a period. The recent—and in many cases abrupt—changes to programs and hours may not be immed...

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    Social Library, COVID-19 Edition

    Our lives and libraries are increasingly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. We're using this edition of our Social Library series to highlight a handful of examples of how libraries are communicating with their communities and innovative ways they're...

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    Small and Rural Libraries in Tourism Economies: Part 1

    Audrey Dingler, from Cape May County Library, and Noah Lenstra, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, reflect on preliminary research into how rural counties with outdoor tourism and recreation economies benefit from population sta...

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    Libraries and the Coronavirus: Evolving Information and Resources

    The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak is having a global impact, and affecting local communities. Staff in libraries of all types, geographic locations, and sizes are learning the facts about this public health crisis and helping to inform their patron...

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    Legal Reference at the Library—Financial Information to Empower Patron Decision-making

    We continue with Part II in a series of stories that share the legal reference experiences of library practitioners. In this edition of "Legal Reference at the Library," we again hear from Luis Interiano, Reference Libraria...

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    Social Library, Volume 152

    Up next in our Social Library series, we're featuring more examples of the innovative ways libraries are using Facebook to connect with their communities. From social connections to cooking workshops, and from a murder mystery ball to a succulent exc...