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Holly Korbey

31 July 2020

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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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...

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Celeste Noche

8 June 2019

Stornoway, Scotland

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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 ...

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Abdussalam Amoo

17 January 2019

Ojokoro, Lagos, Nigeria

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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...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

7 June 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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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...

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Ruth Ebenstein

5 May 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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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 ...

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Ada Tseng

26 January 2018

United States

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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...

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Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein

19 December 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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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...

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Megan Kamerick

7 October 2016

Farmington, New Mexico, United States

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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...

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Lucia Duncan

4 October 2016

Dixon, New Mexico, United States

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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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