AT LIBRARIES, EVERYONE IS WELCOME AND ALL OPINIONS HAVE VALUE.

AT LIBRARIES, EVERYONE IS WELCOME AND ALL OPINIONS HAVE VALUE.

Technologists say that people have less chance of encountering people they disagree with than ever before.* Service to community is a core value for all libraries. They help inspire understanding through educational resources and diverse materials. Libraries are safe places to learn, discuss challenging topics and find opportunities to better communities.**

Because blue state or red state, everyone benefits from an enlightened state. Libraries TransformThursday, April 13, is Take Action for Libraries Day. Learn what you can do to help save federal funding for libraries.


*Dreyfuss, Emily (2016, November 19)  Coders Think They Can Burst Your Filter Bubble with Tech. Wired.
Retrieved from https://www.wired.com/2016/11/coders-think-can-burst-filter-bubble-tech/

**Since 2010, ALA's Center for Civic Dialogue has been building the capacity of libraries and librarians to help citizens get more engaged in the civic life of their communities. A new initiative, Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change, builds on that effort. Read about one community success story at the Hartford Public Library in Connecticut

 

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