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Sep 04, 2014, 09:00 ET

Dollar General Literacy Foundation renews commitment to The American Dream Starts @ your library®

With assistance of a $327,512 grant awarded from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to the American Library Association, libraries are now...

Aug 28, 2014, 10:00 ET

Nominate your Librarian for the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My...

Jun 29, 2014, 01:03 ET

"The Goldfinch," "The Bully Pulpit" win 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce this year's recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and...

Apr 13, 2014, 22:00 ET

ALA releases 2014 State of America's Libraries Report

Libraries continue to transform to meet society's changing needs, and more than 90 percent of the respondents in an independent national survey...

Apr 07, 2014, 00:03 ET

ALA unveils shortlist for 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the six books shortlisted for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in...

Jan 27, 2014, 09:00 ET

American Library Association announces 2014 youth media award winners

 The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including...

Dec 17, 2013, 06:03 ET

Ten librarians from across the nation receive prestigious public service honor

Carnegie Corporation of New York, The New York Times and the American Library Association announce I Love My Librarian Award recipients Ten...

Jun 30, 2013, 22:30 ET

Richard Ford and Timothy Egan win Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

 The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce this year's recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction...

Apr 26, 2013, 09:25 ET

Las bibliotecas de la nación les rendirán homenaje a las culturas

  Los expertos en demografía pronostican que en el año 2050, los afroamericanos, los asiáticos de las islas del Pacífico,...

Apr 26, 2013, 09:11 ET

Nation's libraries celebrate cultures

Demographers predict that by the year 2050, African Americans, Asian Pacific Islanders, Latino/Hispanics and Native Americans will constitute the...

Apr 25, 2013, 14:57 ET

ALA Unveils Finalists for 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected six books as finalists for the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and...

Jan 28, 2013, 12:00 ET

American Library Association announces 2013 youth media award winners

 The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults – including the...

Jun 25, 2012, 00:00 ET

Anne Enright, Robert K. Massie, first recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

The American Library Association (ALA) is proud to announce the first recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and...

Jun 19, 2012, 11:07 ET

U.S. libraries strive to provide innovative technology services despite budget cuts

Strategic vision and careful management have helped U.S. public libraries weather the storm of the Great Recession, supporting their role as a...

May 17, 2012, 10:00 ET

ALA and Carnegie Corporation of New York announce finalists for first Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

 The American Library Association (ALA), along with Carnegie Corporation of New York, today announced six books as finalists for the 2012...

Apr 09, 2012, 07:12 ET

2012 State of America's Library Report Shows Free Access to Information in Jeopardy

ALA releases Top Ten List of Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2011  Publishers limiting library ebook lending, budget cuts and book...

Apr 04, 2012, 13:28 ET

Nation's Libraries Celebrate Cultures

El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) April 30 According to the 2010 U.S. Census, racially and ethnically...

Mar 05, 2012, 11:07 ET

Carnegie Corporation of New York, American Library Association Announce New Literary Prizes for Adult Best Fiction, Nonfiction Books of Year

 Winners of two new annual literary prizes—the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction —will be...

Jan 23, 2012, 10:00 ET

American Library Association Announces 2012 Youth Media Award Winners

 The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults – including the...

Sep 06, 2011, 10:07 ET

Your Library Card: a Ticket to Savings and Family Fun

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when  libraries throughout the country remind parents and caregivers that a library card is...