Welcome to Your Home Librarian
Now that many library buildings are temporarily closed, their users sheltering in place and social distancing to help flatten the curve, it is more important than ever to share the educational and entertaining resources libraries can offer at-home users.
School Library Journal
, trusted by librarians since 1876, have created
Your Home Librarian
to make it easy for libraries to share expertise from librarians across the country and around the world with their community of readers.
Whether you are balancing telework while helping kids with online school, confronted with downtime and looking to fill the hours with healthy activities, getting a jump on spring cleaning or long-neglected DIY home projects, or looking for reading recommendations, multigenerational activity ideas, or tips and organizational advice, Your Home Librarian is here to help.
Nothing replaces the magic that happens when you visit your own local public library. And though most library buildings are closed or offering reduced services at this time, many continue to support their communities through digital reference service, special online programming, and digital collections—including ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming video. We encourage you to check the website of your local library and take advantage of the myriad services they offer.
This week, we take a deep dive into the Dewey Decimal System and how it may be used to organize the books in your own home; go on virtual tours of eight stunning libraries; and highlight some of the best craft books available in digital formats.
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Pictured above, from top: Kiera Parrott, Reviews & Production Director, LJ & SLJ; Kathy Ishizuka, Editor-in-Chief/Partnerships & Innovation Director, SLJ; Meredith Schwartz, Editor-in-Chief, LJ