News to Wake Your Brain Cells – May 15


For kids who don’t have books at home, communities are working to reach them – SLJ

Mem Fox on fear, creativity and Covid-19: ‘What if I die with the story unfinished?’ – The Guardian

Watch Michelle and Barack Obama a read children’s book for Chicago Public Library – Chicago Sun Times

With a dozen new books this year alone, Kate Messner is smashing expectations – Publishers Weekly


13 Pioneering Black American Librarians You Oughta Know – Book Riot

Arts, parks and libraries bear the brunt of 472 furloughs as City of Dallas reacts to pandemic – KERA

Corpus Christi Public Libraries reopening with restrictions in place – KIII

Madison Public Library moves to curbside pickup on Monday – Wisconsin State Journal

North Platte (Nebraska) Public Library to open with restrictions – KNOP


The return of the YA vampire – Publishers Weekly