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American Library Association announces 2022 Youth Media Award winners

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, digital media, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards...

2022 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award finalists

YALSA announces 2022 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award finalists The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the...

The American Library Association opposes widespread efforts to censor books in U.S. schools and libraries

Due to a dramatic uptick in book challenges and outright removal of books from libraries, ALA's Executive Board and the Boards of Directors for all of ALA's eight divisions have released the...

Banned & Challenged Literary Classics

Banned & Challenged Classics The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom records attempts to remove books from libraries, schools, and universities. These titles are books on the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century that...

BANNED BOOKS WEEK

During Banned Books Week (Sept. 26 – Oct. 2, 2021), libraries, their users and readers everywhere are invited to celebrate and exercise their freedom to read with resources and events from the...

Former President Barack Obama and the Importance of Libraries

This year's featured keynote speaker at the American Library Association conference was Former President Barack Obama. He expounded on the importance of libraries, especially during these polarizing times:: "We’re going to have work...

Trisha Yearwood announced as featured speaker at ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition (Virtual)

The American Library Association today announced that Grammy award-winning country singer, TV host, chef, and entrepreneur Trisha Yearwood has been added to the featured speakers roster at the virtual 2021 ALA Annual Conference &...

American Library Association Releases Top 10 Most Challenged Books List

The American Library Association condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information. Every year, the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books...
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