04/05/2014 - 17:31

Lives change @ your library every day! They are a great place to spend quality family time with your children and teens looking for new books, explore new media and technology or enjoying a vast array of programs.

This National Library Week (April 13-19, 2014) we encourage you to share how the library has changed yours and your family’s lives. There are several ways you can...

04/02/2014 - 16:50

In this video, American Library Association (ALA) President Barbara Stripling discusses the "Declaration for the Right to Libraries."

The Declaration is the cornerstone...

03/14/2014 - 14:37
Duct Tape Crafts: Day 2 Teen Tech Week DIY @ NHS Media Center

Teen Tech Week (March 9-15) is when libraries make the time to showcase all of the great nonprint resources and services that are available to teens and their families. 

Libraries across the country celebrated this year’s Teen Tech Week with the theme, DIY @ your library. The theme reminds teens that there are all kinds of high tech...

03/10/2014 - 14:34
Teens complete library technology quiz at Rum River Library's Teen Tech Week pro

This week is Teen Tech Week (March 9-15), the perfect time to check out what your library has to often you and your teens in the digital age.

Computer classes for kids and teens often vary greatly from the classes offered to their adult counterparts, which often focus on keyboarding...

03/10/2014 - 13:49

We all have keepsakes we treasure, and preservation expert Donia Conn is ready with tips on how to take care of our special photographs, letters, books and more. In her advice column Dear Donia, she answers questions to help people preserve their special mementos.

We sat down with Donia Conn at the 2014 American...

03/05/2014 - 13:28
Academy Awards 2012

86th Academy Awards will be held on March 2, 2014, and while the award ceremony can be a fun event to watch with the whole family, some of the movies might not be age appropriate for your kids and teens.

Consider using your library’s DVD collection to check out family-friendly Oscar nominees from the past.

Since 2001, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has...

03/04/2014 - 10:49

In this interview, Andrew Slack, founder of the Harry Potter Alliance, shares his memories of libraries and his views on library budget cuts.

Slack says he has loved every library he has ever been in. In fact, he says, “I have felt if I could go on vacation, it would just be to sit in a library and just look at books....

02/24/2014 - 10:22
Stew in slow cooker

There’s nothing like the family gathering together around to the dinner table for a nice hot meal to beat the winter blues. But between work, school and activities, sometimes sitting done together can be a challenge. Solution: try making cooking together your quality family time.

By using a slow-cooker you can make time to cook together either before work and school, or in between...

02/23/2014 - 10:01

Winners of the American Library Association's prestigious Youth Media Awards have been submitting their responses to receiving the honor via the Youth Media Awards YouTube Channel.

The most recent winner to express her delight and gratitude is Yuyi Morales, winner of the 2014 Pura Belpré...

02/07/2014 - 10:50
Philadephia library advocates sign "Declaration for the  Right to Libraries"

Students, parents and local advocates gathered in Philadelphia on January 27th to show their support for the right of every young person to a dynamic school library by signing the American Library Association’s "Declaration for the Right to Libraries."

The event was held in the Logan Room at the Library Company of Philadelphia.  Speakers included Barbara Stripling,...