Michael Strickland

The Idaho talking book service

The TBS emerges as a beacon of accessibility, offering a treasury of audiobooks that transcends barriers.

“To be, or not to be: that is the question.” – Hamlet, Act III, Scene I

The opening line of Hamlet’s soliloquy is one of the most-quoted lines in English.

Interacting effectively across cultural lines requires perseverance and sensitivity

There are many ways in which people around the world are similar, yet it is our differences that truly define us.

Millions of households still don’t have access to broadband internet

The digital divide is a complex problem with no easy solutions. However, there are a number of things that can be done to address it.

Many of our students aren’t coming to school ready to learn

Research shows that children who start behind will stay behind and in many cases, continue to lose ground.

Today’s library goes far beyond books

In rural areas, the library can be the only place in town to hold a meeting, access reliable, high-speed internet, conduct a private telehealth appointment, or serve as the safe afterschool space.

Literature allows the mind to travel

Reading takes the free raw material of the mind and builds castles of possibilities. Great literature is transformative.

Stories about Stories resonates with the fight against incidents of book bannings

The tremendous popularity of particular fantasy texts only tends to make some people even more resentful.

Parents must be prepared to talk to their kids about school shootings. Here are tips on how.

Anxiety is meant to prepare us for action, so channel the worries you are feeling into something proactive you can do. Paint. Write poetry. Volunteer in the community.

Create a strong community to survive times of unrest or crisis

Gathering friends and family provides much needed support for grown-ups and children alike.