Public Libraries in Times of Need: Ferguson and Beyond
The Ferguson Public Library in Missouri has become a refuge for its community which has been torn apart by the recent race-based conflict. While school has been out, the library has stepped up and offered classes led by school teachers, allowing children to feel secure in their world of learning and lessons. Adults have been able to find their bearings in the library at a time marked by protests between police and the community they're charged to protect.
More than 5,000 miles away, in Ukraine, public libraries continue to offer a refuge in a war-torn nation. Libraries still operating in... Read more