“Libraries have long been committed to building health, thriving communities, but they are now seeing and increased need to create and build strategic partnerships and expand relationships with the larger community.” – WebJunction
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Libraries are education:
- For pre-school aged children, libraries have continuously provided opportunities for enrichment in an environment dedicated to creativity and free inquiry. When schools close at the end of each day, each week and each school year, libraries remain open to children and New York’s families. In many communities libraries are the sole source of free tutoring and homework help after school, and provide expensive review and study books for SAT prep and final exams.
- Libraries are the “People’s University.” For adult learners, including those that did not attend or could not afford college, libraries provide an avenue for free, lifelong intellectual enrichment.
- Libraries are the leading digital literacy educators in New York State.