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Oct 26, 2017, 05:03 ET ALA Announces $500,000 in First-time Grants to Develop Coding Programs in Libraries

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced more than $500,000 in grants for 28 libraries in 21 states plus the District of Columbia...


Oct 25, 2017, 05:03 ET ALA unveils shortlist for 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

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


Jun 05, 2017, 07:20 ET Nominate a librarian for 2017 I Love My Librarian Award

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 I Love My Librarian Award, which recognizes the public service...


May 17, 2017, 09:03 ET Leading Companies And Trade Associations Catalyze New Multi-Industry Business Group To Save Federal Library Funding

Many of America's leading information, software, publishing and other businesses as well as multiple national trade associations today unveiled the...


Apr 10, 2017, 10:01 ET New report chronicles library community's front line battles against fake news, censorship, bigotry

Today the American Library Association (ALA) released its State of America's Libraries Report, an annual report released during National Library...


Mar 16, 2017, 16:31 ET President's budget proposal to eliminate federal library funding 'counterproductive and short-sighted'

In response to President Trump's proposal to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services in his FY2018 budget, American Library...


Jan 23, 2017, 09:30 ET American Library Association announces 2017 youth media award winners

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


Jan 22, 2017, 19:00 ET "The Underground Railroad," "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City," receive 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

The American Library Association selects "The Underground Railroad," by Colson Whitehead, published by Doubleday, Penguin Random House LLC, as the...


Nov 30, 2016, 06:07 ET ALA announces winners of the 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

Today 10 librarians from across the country were honored with this year's I Love My Librarian Award. The winning librarians were recognized for...


Oct 26, 2016, 06:03 ET ALA unveils shortlist for 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

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


Jul 25, 2016, 13:10 ET Nominate your favorite librarian for 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

The American Library Association (ALA) invites the public to nominate their favorite librarians for its prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award....


Jun 17, 2016, 06:41 ET ALA seeks nation's favorite librarians for 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

The American Library Association (ALA) invites the public to nominate their favorite librarians for its prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award....


Apr 26, 2016, 08:13 ET Nation's libraries advancing diversity and tolerance on Día's 20th anniversary April 30

For 20 years, libraries have been connecting children and literacy through Día, a national program that embraces and celebrates diverse books,...


Jan 11, 2016, 09:10 ET American Library Association announces 2016 youth media award winners

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


Jan 10, 2016, 19:00 ET "The Sympathizer," "Hold Still," receive 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

The American Library Association selects "The Sympathizer," by Viet Thanh Nguyen, published by Grove Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, as the...


Dec 03, 2015, 06:07 ET Ten librarians named 2015 winners of the I Love My Librarian Award

Ten librarians were honored today with this year's I Love My Librarian Award for their exceptional public service to the community and ongoing...


Oct 19, 2015, 09:07 ET ALA unveils shortlist for 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

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


Oct 14, 2015, 09:17 ET New research highlights libraries' expanded roles

A majority of our nation's nearly 17,000 public libraries provide programs to help identify health insurance resources and also training to...


Apr 06, 2015, 09:07 ET ALA unveils shortlist for 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

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


Feb 02, 2015, 15:56 ET American Library Association announces 2015 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 02, 2014, 06:07 ET Ten librarians across the country honored for outstanding public service accomplishments

Today, 10 librarians were honored with this year's Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award for demonstrating the...


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...


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...