From the Urban Libraries Council:
Public libraries across the U.S. and Canada are taking bold and innovative measures to mitigate the inequitable impact of COVID-19 on children, low-income families, communities of color, people experiencing homelessness and other high-risk populations. Through dynamic partnerships with local government, new digital service models, reimagined library spaces and other innovative approaches, these new efforts reflect a rapid evolution of the public library’s essential role in the era of COVID-19.
“Public libraries are first responders in the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. As COVID- 19 magnifies the systemic gaps between the haves and have nots in our societies, libraries are bravely stepping up – and into new frontiers – in order to fulfill their core function of ensuring equitable access to information and services,” said ULC President & CEO Susan Benton.
- San José Public Library
- Toronto Public Library
- Richland Library (S.C)
- Kansas City (MO) Public Library
- San Francisco Public Library
- Los Angeles County Library