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  • Disaster Preparedness and Community Resilience

    Climate Action Planning requires attention in three main areas: mitigation, adaptation, and climate justice. 

  • Redefining the Library Experience

    Libraries are no stranger to change. As community expectations shift, so do our libraries. This adaptability was on full display during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. But as that pressure has subsided, we’re seeing widespread reflection around ...

  • Getting Started with Climate Action Planning

    The Sustainable Libraries Initiative (SLI) provides library leaders with a proven path forward to co-create libraries and communities that will thrive in the coming years. As we contend with the realities of climate change, we must act faster, with m...

  • 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...

  • Helping Libraries to be Autism-Ready

    Imagine a child standing in front of a brightly lit room at their local public library. Lively music is playing, and bubbles are bouncing all around. Children and adults fill the room, talking loudly and playing with toys. Off in the distance is a co...

  • 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 ...