Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Cleveland Public Library, Columbus Metropolitan Library and Shreve Memorial Library are participating in the Barbershop Books Pilot for Libraries, an initiative in partnership with the Urban Libraries Council and Barbershop Books and supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Eleven representatives from leading libraries gathered in Washington, D.C. from May 31 to June 2, 2023, for a convening focused on developing program plans that will effectively serve opportunity youth. Opportunity youth are at the highest risk of involvement with the criminal justice system.
Oak Park Public Library's Shelley Harris writes about programming, collections and outreach strategies that public libraries can adopt to encourage positive experiences for disabled community members. By creating welcoming spaces and engaging programming, patrons can learn the importance of disability advocacy and pride.
As part of the ULC Building Equity: Amplify Summer Learning cohort, the Central Arkansas Library System enhanced community summer learning by partnering with a local program for youth experiencing housing insecurity. Learn more in this blog by CALS Youth Services Coordinator Ellen Samples.
Learn how museums and libraries can collaborate to enhance community services, improve social wellbeing and provide hands-on learning opportunities.
Discover how ULC, our partners and our member libraries are celebrating Summer Learning Week 2022.
San Francisco Public Library and the National Park Service have forged a strong partnership to increase access and awareness of parks and libraries for all.
Library leaders from 19 ULC member libraries across North America convened in Cleveland, Ohio to share and discuss how public libraries can continuously enhance their role as valuable partners and leaders within the community.
Discover how Kansas City Public Library built a strong relationship with families in public housing during the pandemic thanks to overlapping community partnerships, strong connections with Housing Authority caseworkers and opportunities to grow pilot programs into sustainable services.
Jinnie Spiegler from the Anti-Defamation League outlines the impacts of book banning on children and the steps libraries can take to ensure free access to library materials.