June 25, 2017

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Your 3-D Printer Hates You. Now Let’s Get Started!

Avoid these snafus—and design a 3-D printing program that you and your community will love.

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A Is for Aspirational: Library Design for Developing Ambitions | Editorial

The striking design of the Parsons Branch of the Columbus (OH) Metropolitan Library suggests that this is a place where people of any age can thrive.

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Drag Queen Story Hours Flourishing on Both Coasts

Inclusive stories, music, snacks, treasure hunts, and a liberal dose of “fabulousness” mark these storytimes trending in libraries.

Choices: A Historically Black College, or a Predominantly White One?

A Missouri teen weighed her options among the nine colleges that accepted her.

Mem Fox Pens Letter of Gratitude to Fans in the U.S.

“Thanks galore!” is the message author Mem Fox has for the many American librarians who sent her words of support after she was detained at LAX in February.

“Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix” Launches with Library Event in Los Angeles

The children’s biography celebrates Korean American heritage and illuminates how Choi launched a street food revolution.

Incoming ALA President Jim Neal: Supporting School Libraries

Neal, who assumes ALA leadership in June, will bolster support for school libraries, while also prioritizing equity, leadership, advocacy, and partnerships with other organizations.

Dedicated to Building a More Equitable World | Editorial

SLJ examines how librarians are working to promote equity in their communities. When you think about who you serve and how, are you looking through a lens focused on equality or equity? What can you do about what you see?

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Three Winners in 2017 Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition

The art of bookmaking, with Ezra Jack Keats as muse, morphs into creative new forms, as three young people take the top prizes.

A Little Library Grows in Brooklyn | Picture of the Week

Author Emily Jenkins and ‘Library Journal’ staffer Barbara Genco install a Little Free Library in their Brooklyn, New York, neighborhood.

How Universal Design Will Make Your Library More Inclusive

Universal Design involves designing spaces, products, programming, and more to make them as usable as possible for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

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Local Heroes: Librarians Address Inequity Where They See It

The individuals who spearheaded these bold library initiatives were driven by a goal to improve service for all users.

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New Kid-Lit Landmarks To Be Named During Children’s Book Week

Sites connected to Mark Twain, Barbara Park, and Virginia Sorensen have been designated as the 2017 Literary Landmarks.

Hello, Space Station! Teens Chat with an Astronaut via Ham Radio

Through a NASA educational program, a Kansas teen librarian developed a related STEM curriculum that culminated in radio contact with the International Space Station.

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Ex-Cop Tackles Literacy Decline in Appleton, WI

A police-officer-turned-librarian uses her skills to target a community’s early-learning deficit.

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Fast-Tracking a More Radical Approach to Literacies | Editorial

How we engage in programming and teaching literacy is getting more interesting as librarians creatively tackle the massive literacy challenge, even crisis, we face.

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Bookmobiles and Beyond: new library services on wheels serve newborns through teens

From TechMobiles to early learning hubs, mobile library outreach is on the rise.

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Sendak Library Cards Draw Attention To Importance of Storytimes

Brooklyn, NY kids are going wild over their new library cards.

Kids Make Art for Social Justice in L.A. Museum-Library Partnership

The Los Angeles Public Library hosted “Art Without Walls,” an art event with the L.A. Hammer Museum where kids honored women in their lives while sending messages about equal rights.

Librarians Mobilize for Equity Under the Trump Administration

Facing policies that threaten their service models, core values, and federal funding, librarians voice concerns—and mobilize.