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31 July 2020
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Summer, which is usually the busiest season for libraries around the United States, brought with it challenges due to the pandemic, but resourceful librarians innovated ways to connect with their most valuable patrons...
8 June 2019
Mobile libraries provide a crucial point of engagement for remote communities. In Scotland, the country’s mobile library service has provided residents of its Western Isles with access to books, Gaelic culture, and a ...
17 January 2019
Ojokoro, Lagos, Nigeria
A community library built in Lagos, Nigeria by a nonprofit called Pyramid Educational Advancement (PEA) is filling a literacy gap in the area due to the low number of government-owned public libraries. Aside from simp...
7 June 2018
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Broadcast TV News
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An organization called Books for Africa collects donations of books from all over the country to send to schools in Rwanda. Books for Africa has sent over 41 million books over the past 30 years to 53 different countr...
5 May 2018
Los Angeles, California, United States
The Book Truck is a nonprofit that addresses the issue of "book deserts" in Los Angeles by providing free books and literacy programming to over 10,000 teenagers across the city. The truck was established in 2012 and ...
26 January 2018
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When it comes to young adult books, there's a lack of representation. Historically, few YA books grapple with issues like race and identity. Phil Yu, decided to tackle the issue by re-appropriating covers of The BabyS...
Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein
19 December 2017
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Does death belong in the classroom? Some educators think so, that’s because they argue that “emotional health is inextricably linked to learning.” They agree that teachers should be key to helping students process tra...
7 October 2016
Farmington, New Mexico, United States
Broadcast TV Programs
Many families in rural New Mexico still do not have high speed internet access at home. In Farmington, the public school district, a local college, and nonprofits are working to close the gap in the digital divide for...
Santa Fe Public Radio (KSFR)
4 October 2016
Dixon, New Mexico, United States
In New Mexico, public libraries are funded by municipalities. That means, if you live in an unincorporated town, there’s no funding stream for a local public library. But, in northern New Mexico, residents in severa...
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