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Check out this list of monthly events and celebrations to help with your program planning.

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Man and woman stand to the side of a conference room talking.

What exactly do we mean by community engagement? Library leaders involved in the Community-Centered Libraries initiative share their definitions...

Sign that reads "Check out a litter clean up kit with your library card." There is an image of a bucket with gloves to represent the kit.
Sign that reads "Check out a litter clean up kit with your library card." There is an image of a bucket with gloves to represent the kit.
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Everyone expects to be able to check out books and DVDs from their library. But telescopes? Cake pans? Litter clean-up kits?

Book standing up open with the pages folded to form a triangle fan with black paper cut and pasted to the open pages to look like two people walking by a street lamp.
Book standing up open with the pages folded to form a triangle fan with black paper cut and pasted to the open pages to look like two people walking by a street lamp.
Blog by Annie Ruefle

Got old, outdated or damaged books? Before you toss them into the recycling bin, consider turning them into book art.

18 inch doll stands in a green a pink dress with pig tails in her hair and a bindi on her forehead.
18 inch doll stands in a green a pink dress with pig tails in her hair and a bindi on her forehead.
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A librarian and her patrons created a doll celebrating their community’s Indian American population.

3D-printed enhancer speaker for cell phone speakers
3D-printed enhancer speaker for cell phone speakers
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Chicago Public Library found a way to celebrate artisans throughout history using the 21st-century technology in their makerspace. 

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Man and woman sitting at a table looking at a document and smiling.
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Public libraries are invited to apply by Dec. 14 for a $10,000 grant to support adult literacy services.

A black chalkboard with a bar graph in white chalk showing increasing amounts of coins, the last bar is the highest and it's yellow with a money bag on top.
A black chalkboard with a bar graph in white chalk showing increasing amounts of coins, the last bar is the highest and it's yellow with a money bag on top.
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ALA is seeking contributing authors for a book on personal finance and financial literacy in libraries.