Books on the bookshelves And stacked on the floor Books kept in baskets And propped by the door Books in neat piles And in disarray Books tucked in closets And books on display Books filling crannies And books packed in nooks Books massed in windows And mounded in crooks Libraries beckon And bookstores invite But book-filled rooms welcome Us back home at night! ―© L.R. Knost, an award-winning author, feminist, and social justice… Read More

“It is humbling to know that when the weakest amongst us is in need, you answered the call with a steely determination and a steadfast courage to make a difference,” Stevie Wonder told delegates as they signed the treaty. “Today we all are brothers and sisters in the struggle to make this life and the future better, not for one, but for all.” On June 28, 2018, the U.S. Senate approved the… Read More

The United States Senate vote of 74-18 confirmed Dr. Carla D. Hayden, longtime chief executive of the Enoch Pratt Free Library system in Baltimore and a former president of the American Library Association, as the 14th Librarian of Congress, for a renewable ten-year term. Dr. Hayden was nominated by President Barack Obama in February. This is truly a great honor to be nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to… Read More