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  • FIfty Years of Hip Hop

    At Queens Public Library (QPL), a six-month celebration of Hip Hop is wrapping up. Situated just across the East River from the borough that birthed this global cultural movement, there’s no better stage for commemorating this milestone. In March, QP...

  • Transforming Lives with Adult Literacy Programs

    When people think about how libraries support literacy, the first thing that comes to mind is often a children’s storytime or a bustling summer reading program. At Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library in Caldwell, Texas, you’ll certainly find these pro...

  • Sustainability 101

    As we think about the future of our libraries and how we, as library leaders, help to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors, we must confront the realities of climate change. No corner of the world will be left untouched by climate change. ...

  • Tackling Children’s Food Insecurity with Community Partners

    The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) in Little Rock, Arkansas, adopted a strategic plan in 2019 to help identify and eliminate barriers faced by people throughout the communities they served. Nate Coulter, Executive Director of CALS, recently e...

  • Bridgebuilding Resource Hub

    Bridgebuilding is an approach for promoting engagement and dialog between groups of people with different perspectives and experiences. As trusted community spaces, libraries offer a great place to do this work. WebJunction is collaborating with IREX...

  • Growing Library Garden Programs

    Library gardens offer a great way for community members to come together to learn, grow, and contribute towards a healthy, balanced environment. And creating a vibrant community green space or gardening program doesn’t have to be complicated. Across ...

  • A Delicious Library Collaboration

    Running a restaurant is no easy task. And while libraries do a lot of things amazingly well, being a restaurant operator on top of all that is a tricky proposition. But when has a challenge ever stopped a library? This is certainly the case for Toled...

  • Sustainable Libraries: Resources and Webinars for Climate Action

    WebJunction and the Sustainable Libraries Initiative are collaborating to offer a set of resources to support libraries as they address the greatest threat to global health and the grandest ch...

  • Partner with Indie Authors to Share Diverse Stories

    Despite efforts to increase representation in publishing, the industry remains predominantly white. Authors of color often face a range of challenges, including difficulty finding literary agents, limited access to publishing opportunities, and insuf...

  • Hunger-Free Libraries: Food Pantries and Fridges

    Food insecurity is a problem that has drawn increasing attention in recent years. Libraries have a long, rich history of partnering with government and nonprofit agencies to help improve food access, and lately they have been helping in new and creat...