Self-Care for the Busy and Broke College Student

| By Kimberly Hayes | If you’re a college student, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced mental health challenges at one point or another. In fact, one in five college students lives with a mental health condition, and more than half report feeling hopeless at least once in the past year.1 It’s not hard to … Read more

Join the Social Video Rally to Save IMLS Funding

Once again, the president’s budget proposes the permanent elimination of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). To fight this, we need your help! We want the president and Congress to hear directly from librarians and library supporters about the value IMLS funding provides libraries and the communities they serve.  So Gale has teamed … Read more

Washington State Library Supports Student Literacy with Large Print Books

| By Gale Staff | Thorndike Press has partnered with Washington State Library to deploy a special collection of 30 large print books to 89 middle schools across Washington State. Research shows that large print text can improve reading confidence and skill level in students—allowing them to develop stronger reading skills. With this new partnership, … Read more

Small Business Resource Center Gets a New Look and Name

| By Matthew Miskelly | There’s been something of a rebranding craze in America over the last few years. Weight Watchers became WW; advertising giant Ogilvy & Mather downsized to Ogilvy; Dunkin’ Donuts is now plain Dunkin’; and Jo-Ann Fabrics lost her hyphen and her last name and today goes by Joann. Gale’s Small Business … Read more

Love Letter to My Public Library

| By Traci Cothran | I love my public library, and I’d like to take a minute to give a personal illustration of the value of public libraries—and the wonder of continuous learning. I recently checked out a DVD called King in the Wilderness, an original HBO documentary that my branch of the Grosse Pointe … Read more

April Adventures Deliver Unique Journeys of Escapism

| By Gale Staff | Great reads can send you to faraway places, transporting you both physically and emotionally. Or, they can make you feel as if a mirror is being held to your life, capturing your state of being. Our April selections have the potential to do both as they explore the lives of … Read more

Bravo! Acclaimed 2019 Titles Ready to Perform for Your Readers

| By Gale Staff | A new year brings accolades that recognize “best of” and award winners in movies, music, and of course closest to our heart, literature. While we don’t have a red carpet to walk or a fancy frock to don, we’re just as proud of our more than 120 published titles recognized … Read more

Coronavirus Outbreak

| By K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner| Beginning in December 2019, a small cluster of cases of a pneumonia of unknown origin was reported in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. Genetic sequencing of samples taken from those cases revealed the cause to be a previously unknown coronavirus, subsequently named 2019-nCoV. Epidemiologists quickly traced the … Read more

Justice and Redemption

| By Andrea Drouillard | The movie Just Mercy tells the story of attorney Bryan Stevenson, who has made it his mission to help poor and vulnerable people who have been sentenced to death. While watching it, I couldn’t help but draw parallels to some of the quotes of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In … Read more

Winning a Dartmouth Medal: The Recognition of a Lifetime

| By Rebecca Parks | Winner, winner, chicken dinner! While I can’t tell you the origin of that phrase (something about casinos giving away chicken dinners in the 1970s?), I can tell you how I feel when I yell it at the moment of victory: utter exhilaration! And that was how I felt when I … Read more