Offsetting the Diploma Deficit

Today, the high school dropout rate has reached epidemic levels. There are nearly 40 million Americans without a high school diploma—and those adults looking to return to high school have limited options. The startling figures below from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 American Community Survey, uncover just how many adults in each state has less … Read more

Accidental Librarian

By Katelyn H. As a child, I was a voracious reader, and the library was thankfully an easy walk from our house. By the time I hit high school, it became something else: my first employer. I was drawn to the work for less than noble reasons, as I was mostly interested in a job … Read more

“Adventure is Out There!”

By Melissa U.  When I was little, going to the library was the greatest adventure. I could choose any book I wanted, and often chose so many that I couldn’t carry them all to the front desk. As the librarian stamped each little blue card, the books became “mine” for a while. The librarian knew … Read more