A message from Maureen Sullivan, ALA President; Keith Michael Fiels, Executive Director; and James Neal, ALA Treasurer:
Over the last two weeks, the ALA Executive Board and BARC have met to review the status of the Fiscal Year 2013 ALA budget and to approve a preliminary budget for the 2014 fiscal year that begins on September 1, 2013.
Nine days after the Boston Public Library found itself part of the crime scene as law enforcement investigated the Boston Marathon bombings, the landmark Central Library received its all-clear and reopened on April 24.
ALA today announced six books as finalists for the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year’s best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the US.
Author Caroline Kennedy spoke to a packed audience April 5 at Highland Park (Ill.) Public Library about her family’s love for reciting and collecting poetry. “Poems are little capsules of memory,” she said, helping listeners recall favorite teachers, friends, sights, and sounds of the time when the poem was first heard.
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