04/17/2014 - 11:27

By Megan McFarlane @ your library staff

Lives change @ your library every day. As an adult you can probably look back and remember how reading a special book at a particular moment in your life can change your life in ways you might never have imagined before. 

Personally for me it was reading the Harry Potter series. While I had always loved to read, I had always hated the...

04/17/2014 - 10:32
Judy Blume

This year’s Honorary Chair of National Library Week, Judy Blume knows more than a bit about censorship.  

While Blume is not on this year’s Top Ten List of the Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2013, a number of her books have made the list over the years, including:


04/08/2014 - 10:00

In this video interview, Erika Robuck, author of historical fiction, says libraries whetted her appetite for research.

She remembers her dad taking her to the library to research projects – usually the night before it was due.

There, she developed a taste for researching the card catalog.

“I think that made me really want to write historical fiction, because...

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....