Ellie McCutcheon

4 Ways Libraries are Essential to Democracy

4 Ways Libraries are Essential to Democracy

Did you know more than 200 libraries are on ballots across the country this election? In some communities, a failed ballot measure means their library will permanently close. 

This is a tragedy because, beyond the library, no other institution exists solely to promote the free exchange of information and ideas. 

Call for Film Footage of American Public Libraries

For our upcoming documentary film about American public libraries, we want to see your archival film footage of public libraries in action. We’re especially interested in compelling footage from the 1920s - 1970s that will help us to illustrate the history of this valuable American public institution. So dust off those film cans, videotapes, and home movies – tell us about your treasures using the form at the bottom of this post!

East Baton Rouge Needs Your Support - Updates from Louisiana

We are in Louisiana with librarians from the East Baton Rouge Parish Library documenting their experience and their outreach efforts in the wake of this month's devastating flooding, which the Red Cross is calling the country's worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy.