Oct. 19, 2020

Gov. Kay Ivey announced on Oct. 16 that Alabama had successfully concluded its Alabama Counts! 2020 U.S. Census campaign with a 99.9 percent household response rate. Of the households counted, 63.5 percent were self-responding, a one percent improvement over the last census. While the self-response improved slightly, it still fell well short of its 75 percent self-response rate set by state and local leaders.

The count officially concluded Oct. 15 after the U.S. Census Bureau extended the census deadline by several days.

Oct. 16, 2020

The PowerPoint presentation from the Oct. 15 Administrators' meeting is now available for download from our website at: /aplsnew/sites/default/files/Training/Appeal%20Session%20Oct%202020%20Admin%20Meeting.pptx.

Oct. 13, 2020

According to the National Library Service’s (NLS) website, Americans observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October. The observance pays tribute to the accomplishments of the men and women with disabilities whose work helps keep the nation’s economy strong and by reaffirming their commitment to ensure equal opportunity for all citizens.

 In this photo, Tim and his service dog Cody are preparing to place Braille book bags in the outgoing mail container.

Sept. 17, 2020

New officers for the APLS Board of Directors were elected at today’s Executive Board Meeting. Angelia Stokes, representing District 2, will serve as board chair, and Ron Snider, from District 1, will serve as vice chair for the upcoming fiscal year.

The APLS Board of Directors consists of seven members, one from each U.S. Congressional District. Board members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Alabama Senate.

Aug. 24, 2020

The Alabama Public Library Service anticipates hiring librarians (30511) and library consultants (30520) in the near future.

If you are interested in applying, please submit an application to Alabama State Personnel at www.personnel.alabama.gov. Both of these job classifications are open as continuous announcements with State Personnel.

Aug. 5, 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau announced on Aug. 3 that the deadline for households to respond to the U.S. 2020 Census has been moved up one month. All census responses are now due by Sept. 30.

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July 30, 2020

The Alabama Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (BPH) celebrates the life of Congressman John Lewis. Patrons who wish to read and learn more about this extraordinary man's many accomplishments are encouraged to seek out the audiobooks listed below, available through BPH. Contact the BPH team at 334-213-3906 for further assistance or to place orders.

April 29, 2020

The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) has assembled a special LibGuide for Alabama public libraries seeking guidance for best practices to reopen facilities following stay-at-home orders issued by Gov. Kay Ivey. The guide is a tip kit full of resources and suggestions for how to best serve patrons in a Covid-19 environment.

This LibGuide can be found at https://apls.libguides.com/c.php?g=1032129.

Library-reopen Toolkit and LibGuide

April 6, 2020

The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) recently assembled a special LibGuide for parents, students, and teachers on using Homework Alabama, the service that offers free homework help, tutoring, and test prep for Alabama's K-12 students and adult learners.

This guide was assembled by APLS reference staff includes essential information to getting started with homeworkalabama.org.

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