Ukrainian libraries, serving as bomb shelters, continue to prove that libraries are our best hope.

In March 2020, I happened to be working at a library for the first time (shoutout to my friends at BPL), and got to witness up-close how quickly the staff pivoted their services to respond to the pandemic: shifting programming online and expanding their virtual presence; starting a delivery service for anyone in the zip […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-03-09 19:43:39 UTC ]
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