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Obstacles and Opportunities: Inclusive Programming Goes Virtual

Valerie Byrd Fort


According to a Public Library Association survey, in the spring of 2020, 99 percent of public libraries reported closing their doors, and schools stood vacant. Virtual connections became critical, and librarians faced a raft of both obstacles and opportunities. Children’s librarians across the country rose to the challenge and created innovative solutions. As we cautiously return to in-person programming, many recognize the value of retaining the effective practices we developed in the midst of a crisis.

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