Public Libraries

Act now libraries: Simon & Schuster launches free ebook offer

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Publisher Simon & Schuster announced today it would donate a free ebook copy of Academy Award–winning producer Brian Grazer’s new book, “A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life” (coauthored by journalist Charles Fishman), to school and public libraries for every ebook or hardcover book sold at retail, up to 5,000 copies. The book and the promotion launch April ... Read More »

Library leaders: Comment on the IRS Tax Form Program

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Last week, the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office hosted a conference call with several Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials to issues surrounding the distribution of the 2014 fiscal year tax forms and instruction publications to libraries. Nearly 100 library leaders participated in the call. Patricia Evans, director of IRS distribution, began by apologizing for the poor communications about the ... Read More »

Free webinar: Bringing fresh groceries to your library

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On March 25, 2015, the American Library Association’s Washington Office and the University of Maryland’s iPAC will host the free webinar “Baltimore’s Virtual Supermarket: Grocery Delivery to Your Library or Community Site.” During the webinar, library leaders will discuss Baltimore’s Virtual Supermarket Program, an innovative partnership between the Enoch Pratt Free Library, the Baltimore City Health Department and ShopRite. Through ... Read More »

Free webinar: IRS officials to discuss library tax form program

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Want to comment on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) tax form delivery service? Discuss your experiences obtaining tax forms for your library during “Talk with the IRS about Tax Forms,” a no-cost webinar that will be hosted by the American Library Association (ALA). The session will be held from 2:30–3:30 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. To register, send ... Read More »

Free webinar: Expanding immigrant access through libraries

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Library services to immigrants are extensive and include world language collections, multicultural programming, ESL, citizenship, computer classes, and information brokering. Learn how your library can better support immigrants in “We Belong Here: Expanding Immigrant Access to Government and Community,” a free webinar hosted by e-government service Lib2gov from the American Library Association’s Washington Office and University of Maryland’s iPAC. This ... Read More »