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OSU Health Sciences Library Receives National Library of Medicine Award

GMR All of Us - Mon, 2019-06-17 14:42

Ohio State University Prior Health Sciences signThe Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is pleased to announce The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library as an award recipient of the 2019-2020 NNLM All of Us Ambassador Program. Funding for this program stems from a critical partnership between the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and All of Us, an NIH research program that seeks to enroll one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate breakthroughs in precision medicine and advance treatment and prevention.

The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library will receive $94,000 to support the health information needs in the Columbus metropolitan area, which will enable individuals to make informed decisions concerning their healthcare. Individual projects will promote freely-available resources from NIH and NLM to increase health literacy while raising public awareness of the NIH All of Us Research Program. “This award will enable us to address the largest health risks facing our community,” reports Lynda Hartel, Associate Professor and Director of the OSU Health Sciences Library (HSL) who serves as the co-principle investigator of the award made to OSU, “and make more people aware of All of Us and the opportunity to track and improve their own health while expanding the data and tools available to our OSU researchers working on area health priorities including obesity, chronic and infectious disease, and addictions.”

Over the next year, Lynda and her experienced team of librarians including co-principle investigator Judith Wiener and Consumer Health Librarian Missy Creed, will collaborate with strategic partners including the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), the Ohio State University College of Public Health, Franklin County Public Health, Equitas Health, Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Library, and the NCH Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families initiative.  Together they will organize, and host health education programs and discussions for the public and provide training to CML librarians on how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library has an over 20-year history of serving outreach needs of the community as a designated Outreach Library and Resource Library within the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The Columbus Metropolitan Library with its 22 branch locations inspires reading, shares resources, and connects the community through its numerous programs and activities, and is a primary partner in this program.

Find free and trusted health information with https://medlineplus.gov/. Learn more about All of Us at https://joinallofus.org/nlm.

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Announcing a New Round of NNLM PNR All of Us Health Literacy Outreach Awards!

PNR All of Us - Sun, 2019-06-09 21:00

Make a difference in your community by applying for one of our NNLM PNR All of Us Health Literacy Outreach Awards! We’re pleased to offer 5 Health Literacy Outreach Awards, each up to $19,000. The goals of the Awards are to foster awareness of the NIH All of Us Research Program and promote health literacy through:

  • programs, education and outreach focused on addressing community health needs;
  • supporting access to population-specific, evidence-based health information; and
  • offering digital health literacy skills development.

Creative approaches to meeting the health literacy needs of your community are encouraged.  Consider focusing on any topics that support the aims of NIH All of Us Research Program, such as how biology, environment and lifestyle influence health.

Eligible applicants must be from institutions that are members of the NNLM PNR; if you don’t have a membership, membership is free and open to institutions interested in improving equitable access to health information.  To apply for membership, submit an online membership application.  Encouraged to apply are applicants who have not previously received NNLM funding or have only received funding once before.

Interested in applying? Please note the following deadlines:

  • Letter of Intent providing a brief description of the proposed project, must be submitted no later than Wednesday, July 10. Please send your Letter of Intent to: nnlm@uw.edu and include Health Literacy Outreach Award in the subject line.
  • Submission deadline for your completed application is Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 3:00 Pacific Time. Please send your completed application to nnlm@uw.edu and include Health Literacy Outreach Award in the subject line.

For more information about this award and for tips on writing your proposal check out our NNLM PNR Funding Opportunities page and our Proposal Writing Toolkit respectively.  Questions? Please drop us a line (nnlm@uw.edu ). We welcome all questions and input.

We look forward to funding your good ideas!

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The NNLM Library Program Kit on Men’s Health is Now Available

MCR All of Us - Mon, 2019-06-03 11:07

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is offering a free and ready-to-use program kit for libraries in observance of Men’s Health Month. The program kit includes helpful guides, activities, promotional materials, and men’s health information resources your library can use to bring awareness on the importance of men’s health in your community.

You can access these kits and resources at nnlm.gov or by clicking on the links below.

 

The materials are part of NNLM’s campaign to supply libraries with materials and programming ideas based on the national health observances. The selection of available materials will be updated monthly as new health observances approach. If you would like to be informed on upcoming health observances, go to https://nnlm.gov/all-of-us/national-health-observances#toc-3 or sign up for our CEN newsletter for monthly updates.

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Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth Webinar-Understanding the Health Care Needs of Youths in the LGBTQ+ Community

MCR All of Us - Mon, 2019-06-03 11:04

During Pride Month, you can learn how you can provide for the health information needs of youths in the LGBTQ+ community by participating in the webinar Caring for LGBTQ + Youth featured in the Kernel of Knowledge session.

Katherine L Imborek, M.D., will discuss the importance of providing for the specific health care needs of youth in the LGBTQ+ community and best practices in connecting with LGBTQ+ members.

The webinar will be held on June 7, from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. CT. If you would like to attend, please register at https://nnlm.gov/class/caring-lgbtq-youth/11613. If you’re interested in learning more ways you can promote health information resources for the LGBTQ+ community, go to https://nnlm.gov/all-of-us/national-health-observances#toc-3.

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Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with the NNLM Reading Club

PNR All of Us - Thu, 2019-05-30 13:24

Book jacket covers for This is How it Always Is, Little and Lion, and Mama's Boy

The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network is pleased to announce its three book selections in support of LGBTQ Pride Month, celebrated each June.

To learn more about each of these titles, download book discussion guides, promotional materials and corresponding LGBTQ health information or to apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book kit, visit the NNLM Reading Club Selection Guide: LGBTQ Pride Month.

LGBTQ Pride Month is celebrated each year to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City’s Greenwich Village which, in June 1969, protested against the discrimination and oppression suffered by LGBQT individuals. The Stonewall riots marked the beginning of the LGBQT movement for equality. PRIDE month is a celebration of accomplishments to date, a remembrance of those who sacrificed their life for LQBQT equality and a call for continued commitment to the cause.

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with the NNLM Reading Club

GMR All of Us - Thu, 2019-05-30 12:16

Image of three book covers, titles, and authorsThe NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network is pleased to announce its three book selections in support of LGBTQ Pride Month, celebrated each June.

To learn more about each of these titles, download book discussion guides, promotional materials and corresponding LGBTQ health information or to apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book kit, visit the NNLM Reading Club Selection Guide: LGBTQ Pride Month.

LGBTQ Pride Month is celebrated each year to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City’s Greenwich Village which, in June 1969, protested against the discrimination and oppression suffered by LGBQT individuals. The Stonewall riots marked the beginning of the LGBQT movement for equality. PRIDE month is a celebration of accomplishments to date, a remembrance of those who sacrificed their life for LQBQT equality and a call for continued commitment to the cause.

Funded by the U.S. National Library of Medicine through cooperative agreements with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine

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The future of health begins with you. https://www.joinallofus.org/nlm

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Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with the NNLM Reading Club

MAR All of Us - Thu, 2019-05-30 08:00

 a story from our Americas by Dustin Lance Black, and This Is How It Always Is by Laurie FankelThe NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network is pleased to announce its three book selections in support of LGBTQ Pride Month, celebrated each June.

To learn more about each of these titles, download book discussion guides, promotional materials and corresponding LGBTQ health information or to apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book kit, visit the NNLM Reading Club Selection Guide: LGBTQ Pride Month.

LGBTQ Pride Month is celebrated each year to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City’s Greenwich Village which, in June 1969, protested against the discrimination and oppression suffered by LGBQT individuals. The Stonewall riots marked the beginning of the LGBQT movement for equality. PRIDE month is a celebration of accomplishments to date, a remembrance of those who sacrificed their life for LQBQT equality and a call for continued commitment to the cause.

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NIH All of Us Research Program Speaker Series Continues on May 6!

PSR NewsBits All of Us - Thu, 2019-04-25 14:49

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the launch of the NIH All of Us Research Program, the All of Us Speaker Series is hosting the 90-minute session From Data to Discoveries: Creating a Research Program for All of Us on Monday, May 6, 8:00-9:30 AM PDT. The free event is open to the public and will be hosted on the NIH Facebook page, featuring presentations from NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, All of Us Research Program Director Eric Dishman, National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Dr. Nora Volkow, and other colleagues.

For additional details, visit the meeting agenda for speakers and talk titles. Mark your calendars and RSVP today!

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You’re Invited to Attend a Symposium about All of Us!

MAR All of Us - Thu, 2019-04-25 13:27

Please join the All of Us Research Program for the next event in their Speaker Series, “From Data to Discoveries: Creating a Research Program for All of Us. ” As the All of Us Research Program marks its first year working to build the largest, most diverse research programs of its kind, this symposium will address what it takes to create an engaged participant community and its potential for scientific impact.

When: Monday, May 6 from 10:00-11:30 AM ET

Where: In person or on Facebook Live (details below)

What: Speakers include: Dr. Francis Collins, National Institutes of Health; Eric Dishman, All of Us Research Program; Dr. Nora Volkow, National Institute on Drug Abuse; Ana Pavón, All of Us  Participant Ambassador; Dr. Robert A. Winn, University of Illinois at Chicago; Deven McGraw, Ciitizen; Dr. Elizabeth Cohn, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing; and David Glazer, Verily.

Do you live in the D.C., Maryland, or Virginia area? Join the symposium in person at:

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Clinical Center, Building 10
Masur Auditorium

Bring your ID and arrive early to give yourself time to find the auditorium. Go to NIH’s Visitor Information page for maps and more information.

Can’t join this next event in the Speaker Series in person? No problem! The symposium will also be hosted on Facebook Live where you can tune in to the event and leave your questions. If you miss it, an archive of the event will be available. RSVP today!

For more information, visit joinallofus.org/conversations.

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Connect with us at the Medical Library Association meeting in Chicago!

GMR All of Us - Tue, 2019-04-23 13:30

MLA '19 Logo temp

Are you attending the Medical Library Association conference beginning next week? If you are, consider attending Advancing Health Equity through Evidence-Based Public Health: How to Find the Evidence, a continuing education session presented by our Health Professionals Outreach Specialist, Derek Johnson and Elaina Vitale, Academic Coordinator for the NNLM Middle Atlantic Region. There’s still room available in the session, and it’s not too late to register!

Be sure to stop by poster sessions presented by our team, Is Learning Actually Happening? Investigating Course Outcomes Beyond Traditional Evaluation, presented by Rachel Gatewood and Bobbi Newman, and Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community, presented by Bobbi Newman, Carolyn Martin, Consumer Health Coordinator for the NNLM Pacific Northwest Region and Margot Malachowski, Education and Outreach Coordinator for the New England Region. Also, check out a couple of presentations on projects funded by our office: A Health Sciences Library Empowering Community Health, presented by Tiffany Grant, Sharon Purtee, and Don Jason from the University of Cincinnati and Health Literacy of Refugee Populations, presented by Margaret Zimmerman from the University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science.

Stop by the National Library of Medicine booth in the exhibit hall, where you will have the opportunity to talk with our staff about the NNLM All of Us National Program, an activity led by Britt Thomas, our Community Engagement Center manager. Check out the promotional video Britt created about this opportunity!

While you’re networking at the meeting, look for our staff, including Sam Watson, Jacqueline Leskovec, Derek Johnson, Bobbi Newman, Darlene Kaskie, Linda Walton, and myself. Have something you’d like to chat about? Reach out to us in advance and set up a meeting at MLA with one of our team members.

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NNLM Reading Club Selection Guide: Mental Health

BHIC All of Us - Mon, 2019-04-22 13:49

Because mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)(link is external) recognizes the importance of scientific research to advance medical breakthroughs. To help raise awareness, May is recognized by the National Health Observances as Mental Health Month(link is external). 

The NNLM Reading Club has a new Reading Guide for Mental Health Month. In this guide, you will find a variety of trustworthy resources and program ideas to support health education and reduce the stigma often associated with mental health disorders. Select one of the NNLM Reading Club selected books, share the information, and start the conversation.

 

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From Data to Discoveries: Creating a Research Program for All of Us

BHIC All of Us - Mon, 2019-04-22 13:47

It’s hard to believe, but this time last year the All of Us Research Program launched across the country. All of Us would like to invite you to the program’s one-year commemoration of national launch. The National Institutes of Health is hosting a symposium, “From Data to Discoveries: Creating a Research Program for All of Us.” Featured speakers include NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., All of Us Research Program Director Eric Dishman, and National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora D. Volkow, M.D. See the entire agenda here.

This event is free and open to the public or watch it live online

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Healthy Community Tools for Public Libraries

BHIC All of Us - Mon, 2019-04-22 13:45

All Americans need access to current, reliable health information, especially as we navigate complex issues like health care, insurance and aging. Public libraries are a go-to resource throughout this journey.

Healthy Community Tools for Public Libraries, a project of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and the Public Library Association (PLA), brings together a host of resources to help public libraries better serve their patrons’ health needs.

Most recently, PLA has added a nationwide online scheduling tool that allows users to search for free, local healthcare enrollment assistance.

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PLA and NNLM Partner to Bring Health Questions to Project Outcome

BHIC All of Us - Mon, 2019-04-22 13:43

Through this partnership, PLA will launch a new survey intended to measure the effectiveness of public libraries’ consumer health programming in Project Outcome, the association’s free toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of essential library services and programs. The survey will be added to Project Outcome in April 2019. “With this new survey, PLA seeks to expand public libraries’ capacity to apply outcome data in decision-making and planning around consumer health programming and services,” remarks PLA President Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne, Ph.D. “We’re thrilled to team up with NNLM on this important project.”

Learn how Project Outcome can help your public library measure the outcomes of its health programs and services during a free webinar on May 16th at 1:00pm. Learn more about the project and register for the webinar here!

 

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Explore the All of Us Journey Exhibit in St. Louis Today

MCR All of Us - Tue, 2019-04-16 16:33

The All of Us Journey, a traveling exhibit that teaches visitors about precision medicine and the All of Us Research Program, is visiting St. Louis, Mo., now through April 26.

The Journey Exhibit, along with its Mobile Education and Enrollment Center, will be at A.T. Still University at the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and at two campuses of St. Louis University.

The All of Us Research Program aims to sign up a million or more participants to share their health data in the interest of diversifying biomedical research. The nationwide effort is designed to accelerate research and improve health by considering each individual’s lifestyle, surrounding environment and biology that can impact their health differently than others.

Following is the Journey schedule for the St. Louis area:

April 15-18

National Alliance for Hispanic Health

A.T. Still University

1500 Park and Carroll Street

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

April 22-23

St. Louis University

South Campus

1309 Carr Lane Ave.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

April 24-26

North Campus

3614 West Pine Mall Blvd

Across the street from

Busch Student Center

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Where will the Journey bus travel to next? Go to https://www.joinallofus.org/en/journey to check out upcoming visits.

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Join Us for the Upcoming Bilingual Twitter Chat on Physical Activity and Nutrition

MCR All of Us - Wed, 2019-04-10 14:52

The Office of Minority Health and the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities are co-hosting a bilingual Twitter chat about physical activity and good nutrition on Wednesday, April 17th at 2 pm ET. They’ll chat about all things public health, celebrate everything public health has accomplished and talk about where the movement is going.

Join us and other partners as we www.twitter.com/minorityhealth  #ActiveandHealthyChat.

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Data Flash: The Impact of the NIH-NLM-NNLM in U.S. Communities

PNR All of Us - Mon, 2019-04-08 10:53

A picture of the physical building of the National Library of Medicine.

April 7th-13th, 2019 is National Library Week. The American Library Association’s (ALA) National Library Week theme is simple, but compelling: how libraries equate to building strong communities.

In honor of National Library Week, the NNLM PNR’s Dragonfly will go back in time and explore the origins of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Networks of Libraries of Medicine.

The NLM, located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD, was founded in the year 1836 as the Library of the Surgeon General’s Office, the medical literature repository of the U.S. Army Surgeon General. It is the world’s largest biomedical library and has been searched billion of times by millions of people around the world. NLM also founded and funds the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM).

The historical formation of the NNLM goes back to 1965 when it was called the Regional Medical Library (RML) Program and consisted of 11 regional medical libraries. The RML Program was the manifestation of the 1965 Medical Library Assistance Act, which authorized the NLM to provide grant funding to improve the condition and potential of American medical libraries; among the many grants that came from the Medical Library Assistance Act, a grant for the development of a national systems of regional medical libraries was given to the NLM.

It wasn’t until 1990, that the RML Program became what is known as the NNLM.  The current overarching mission of the NNLM is to “provide all U.S. health professional with equal access to biomedical information” and to “improve the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health”.

Last year in 2018, the NNLM and the Public Library Association (PLA) forged a new partnership that increased public library workers’ knowledge and skills related to consumer health services, called the “Promoting Healthy Communities Initiative”.  In 2017, the NNLM was honored to be selected as a community partner of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s All of Us Research Program which has a mission to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs enabling individualized prevention, treatment and care. All of Us will partner with one million or more people across the United States to provide the most diverse biomedical data resource in history. All of Us will make this resource available to all researchers, helping them to gain better insights into the biological, environmental, and behavioral factors that—separately and combined—influence health.

PLA has now joined forces with NNLM to promote NIH’s All of Us Research Program. and work together with public libraries to increase “health literacy, address health research inequities, and strengthen community partnerships with health advocates and providers.”

The NNLM is proud of the PLA partnership, a strong reminder of how libraries build strong communities of health through such collaborations and outreach. Happy National Library Week everyone!!! Enjoy being a part of your community and effectively, your medical/health sciences/public library!

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NNLM Reading Club: Mental Health Awareness

MAR All of Us - Mon, 2019-04-08 08:00

The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network is pleased to announce its three book selections in support of Mental Health Awareness, a May National Health Observance.

  • Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T Lee
  • RX: A Graphic Memoir by Rachel Lindsay
  • Gorilla and the Bird by Zack McDermott

three book jackets

To learn more about each of these titles, download book discussion guides, promotional materials and corresponding mental health information or to apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book kit, visit the NNLM Reading Club Selection Guide: Mental Health.

The NNLM Reading Club Book Kit can be requested and shipped free from a participating National Network of Libraries of Medicine regional office. Applicants must sign up for membership with NNLM in order to receive a kit. A standard NNLM Reading Club Book Kit includes:

  • 8 books
  • 8 bookmarks
  • 8 discussion guides
  • 8 NIH MedlinePlus Magazines
  • 8 NIH All of Us Research Program brochures
  • 8 reading club bags

Libraries and organizations who participated in the previous book club themes of Family Health History and Heart Health can request another free book club kit in this new selection. Kit requests must be received by April 30th. To request a book club kit, complete an application.

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Participate in National Health Observances on Minority Health, Citizen Science and More

MCR All of Us - Fri, 2019-04-05 16:48

April features Minority Health Month, Citizen Science Day, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and Air Quality Awareness Week.

Libraries can engage their communities in these health-related celebrations with helpful resources and promotional materials offered by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

The materials are part of NNLM’s campaign to supply libraries with materials and programming ideas based on noteworthy national health observances like National Immunization Awareness Month in August or Family Health History Day in November. The selection of available materials will be updated monthly as new health observances approach.

Resources and promotional materials for April are available at https://nnlm.gov/all-of-us/national-health-observances#toc-2. Here is a list of the items:

Minority Health Month Citizen Science Day National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Air Quality Awareness Week
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Libraries: Foundations of Strong, Healthy Communities

SEA All of Us - Thu, 2019-04-04 13:19

Connection, education, participation, and empowerment—these are defining characteristics of strong and healthy communities.

A recent partnership between the National Network Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and the All of Us Research Program seeks to build and strengthen these characteristics in communities across the U.S. The mission of the NNLM is to “to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improve the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.”

The All of Us Research Program aims to advance discovery in biomedical research and improve health by providing more precise, individualized treatments for disease. The All of Us Research Program is a clinical trial that seeks the participation of over one million individuals traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research—people of color, women, people of diverse sexual orientations and identities, and people from diverse environments and socioeconomic backgrounds—to make biomedical advancements possible.

The NNLM/All of Us partnership empowers public libraries to educate the public about the All of Us Research Program and connect participants with health information. Through the partnership, libraries are encouraging people to take an active role in their health, by asking questions, learning about data privacy and informed consent, and learning how to find reliable health information. Libraries are also encouraging the public to participate in discussions about research ethics and genetics, and to think critically about these issues when assessing the value of their own contributions, as individual participants, to clinical research, medical advancements, and health of their communities. Libraries empower their communities by listening to their health needs, convening discussions, offering health and wellness programs, and finding answers to their health related questions.

Libraries truly are the foundations of strong and healthy communities through connection, education, participation, and empowerment. The NNLM encourages you to celebrate National Library Week, April 7-13, and discover how libraries are building a strong community.

 

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