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Text in purple reads: The 2022 PLA Annual Survey. Public Library Services for Strong Communities. PLA logo. Benchmark logo.
Text in purple reads: The 2022 PLA Annual Survey. Public Library Services for Strong Communities. PLA logo. Benchmark logo.
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Every U.S. public library is invited to participate in the 2022 Public Library Services for Strong Communities Survey.

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Learn about THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST, a film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick & Sarah Botstein and the free educational resources available to...

Photograph of an open scrapbook (Men’s League for Woman Suffrage, Miller Scrapbook, Library of Congress.) Collage and scrapbook material surround the book.
Photograph of an open scrapbook (Men’s League for Woman Suffrage, Miller Scrapbook, Library of Congress.) Collage and scrapbook material surround the book.
in Program Models

Use current magazines, newspapers, flyers and personal effects to create a DIY personal history that might become a future primary source.

Image shows five Votes for Women Buttons.
Image shows five Votes for Women Buttons.
in Program Models

This program uses primary sources to create buttons exploring the ephemera of the women’s suffrage movement.

Photograph of a person with their back to the camera, facing a large bookshelf.
Photograph of a person with their back to the camera, facing a large bookshelf.
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The media often focuses on how libraries are safe spaces. How true is this idea? 

Illustration of three people looking at the screens on their devices.
Illustration of three people looking at the screens on their devices.
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Check out these online tools to help maximize audience engagement in virtual or hybrid programs. 

Black and white photograph of people sitting in front of a building.
Black and white photograph of people sitting in front of a building.
in Program Models

Led by museum and archives professionals, this program was dedicated to the study and preservation of Chicanx, Latinx and Indigenous Peoples.