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Love and Other Topics with Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña grew up in a small town near San Diego. He didn’t have a lot of money, but he knew he was surrounded by people who loved him and each other. When he wrote Love, the featured picture book for Community Read 2019, his goal was to help children today see the love around them.

From the Catbird's Seat

Library CEO Lee Keesler was a presenter and attendee at last month's annual Library Convening and Knight Media Forum, hosted by the Knight Foundation in Miami. We asked him to share his impressions of the conference:

Telling Untold Tales

The final comment of this year’s Carnegie Circle donor appreciation event summed up the evening: “When I was 15 years old, I had a job as an usher in a movie house outside Philly. There, I fell in love with Hedy Lamarr for the first time. Tonight, I feel alive again!” Longtime Library supporter Bernie Hargadon addressed featured author Marie Benedict amid 150 cheering donors who shared his enthusiasm.

Google Fiber Invests in Digital Makerspace at ImaginOn

ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center has been called a playground for literacy and self-expression. Thanks to a generous gift from Google Fiber and additional support from the Knight School of Communication at Queens University, the playground just added some new high-tech equipment.