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The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank held a distribution event at the LA county library’s headquarters on Jan. 22, 2021. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group via Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images

Why more public libraries are doubling as food distribution hubs

These efforts are growing due to the coronavirus pandemic. They involve partnerships with school districts, food banks and other institutions.
Holy cards are highly collectible but also very, very numerous. Ryan O'Grady, The Marian Library, University of Dayton

What can you do with unwanted holy cards and Grandma’s religious statues? Well, that depends

The mass production of religious items such as rosaries and holy cards poses a problem for the curators of religious artifacts at libraries and museums. How do you dispose of unwanted donations?
Kate Winslet in the 2015 film The Dressmaker. The film was based on the novel by Australian writer Rosalie Ham. Screen Australia, Film Art Media, White Hot Productions

Gail Jones: Australian literature is chronically underfunded — here’s how to help it flourish

Literature funding has been cut brutally in recent years and writers’ incomes are disastrously low. Yet books shape our national identity, forming an often invisible bedrock for the wider economy.
Canada lags behind some countries with preserving public digital records. (Flickr/BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives Canada)

2020 is a year for the history books, but not without digital archives

Policymakers should mandate Canada’s national library to archive the entire Canadian web domain so future reserachers can make sense of 2020 and ongoing responses to the pandemic.
Despite an increasinly online-only world, libraries can still reveal the lives of the people who once owned the books within them. (Shutterstock)

As libraries go digital, paper books still have a lot to offer us

What stories will we tell about library collections in the future? As digitization takes over libraries, margin notes and scribbles are still part of the research process.
Helping children develop strategies for personal resilience has become a vital part of parenting and education. (Shutterstock)

These children’s picture books nurture grit, determination and hope

Literacy researchers analyze cross-Canada favourite books for kindergarten to Grade 2 readers, and suggest great “gritty” reads that can help normalize conversations surrounding failure and growth.
Reading and books are more important than ever for contemporary society. Here an image of The Rose Main Reading Room at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (also known as New York Public Library Main Branch) – an elegant study hall in the heart of Manhattan. Patrick Robert Doyle /Unsplash

Libraries can have 3-D printers but they are still about books

Today’s libraries build communities and provide space for learning new technologies but it is critical that they continue to be about books and reading too.
Public libraries can use their status as community hubs to engage the public in scenario planning for the future. Mosman Library/Flickr

How public libraries can help prepare us for the future

We commonly think of libraries as repositories of knowledge accumulated over centuries. But the public library also connects people in ways that can enable communities to plan for their future.

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