A Bright Spot in an Otherwise Dark Library World

by Elizabeth on May 24, 2010 · 0 comments

in libraries

Lately all I see are libraries closing, budgets being stretched impossibly thin, and librarians loosing their jobs.  It’s depressing to read about and must be terrible to experience.  I’ve been looking for something to brighten up such a bad situation.  Today, while roaming the blogosphere, I came across this article about an Alabama library that received an awesome literacy grant from Dollar General.  It’s not a ton of money, when you think about the size of some grants out there, but I know that this is not exactly a happening area of the state and they could really benefit from a summer literacy program.  Reading this a few days after some local library branches may be facing closures in the near feature makes me smile.  It’s good to know that even in tough times, some libraries are experiencing change and exciting new events.  

Have you heard anything good about libraries lately?  Please share!

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