From an Article by Bill Chappell, NPR:
Libraries are playing vital roles in supporting Ukraine’s war effort from giving families shelters during Russian bombing raids to making camouflage nets for the military and countering disinformation.
“It’s really scary when schools, libraries, universities, hospitals, maternity hospitals, residential neighborhoods are bombed,” Oksana Brui, who is the president of the Ukrainian Library Association, told NPR.
“There are bomb shelters in libraries,” Brui added, pointing out a children’s library in Mykolaiv where kids, their families and a few dogs were being kept safe. As a video posted by the library shows, children are using their time in the shelter to select books, filling the hours before they can emerge again.