Library team members Amber Wessies and Olivia Chin have searched the Internet for the best book, movie, and library-related links. Learn more about library news around the world below.
Watch authors read their books and live drawing sessions with the Library Of Congress.
This library has a mini-library for birds!
Filler words aren’t inherently bad, but using them can distract your audience. Learn how to “embrace the pause” and stop using filler words with this Harvard Business Review article.
This podcast checks in with different Young Adult (YA) authors each day to find out how they’re coping with the pandemic and to see what they are working on.
A list of poetry resources for children, but adults may enjoy them, too!
What will the world be like when COVID-19 pandemic has ended? What trends that occur now will continue in the future specifically for libraries? Libraries are in a unique place to support and encourage positive changes to our lives after we get back to “normal.” This article discusses 10 trends in the world today and the possible impact or changes for the future.
Many libraries and archives have online transcription projects that you can be a part of from home. You can transcribe everything from Rosa Parks’ writings to Abraham Lincoln’s letters and help out archivists across the world. This article describes how to get involved!
Some examples of what libraries are doing digitally- one fun program is a digital Harry Potter-themed escape room!
Backgrounds from the New York Public Library to use with Zoom!
This article gives directions and a link for checking which books can be read aloud without copyright infringement.
More tips for working from home!
Virtual travel is all we have right now, and, if visiting libraries is your jam, there are several libraries that have online tours.