Promote Adult Education and Family Literacy This (and Every) Week

| By Gale Staff | During National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (September 20–26), you have a chance to promote the many ways your library supports these important, mission-critical functions. As you may know, more than half of all jobs (now 54%) in the U.S. today require education beyond a high school diploma, but … Read more

Fantasy Books for Children and Young Adults

| By Jennifer Stock | A young boy draws a sword from a stone and becomes king. A girl tumbles down a rabbit hole to a land of wonder. A hobbit begins a quest to destroy an artifact of evil. A baby is attacked by a dark magician and lives. Each of these fantasy stories … Read more

Oklahoma Libraries as a Gateway to Citizenship

To meet Oklahoma’s demand for services to non-native English speakers, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL) recently launched a citizenship and immigration pilot project that enables libraries to provide useful information about immigration and citizenship benefits. In collaboration with library-based literacy programs, the project promotes awareness and understanding of citizenship while reinforcing English language skills. … Read more