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My mother loves to read but is not able to drive. Do you deliver books to people who aren't able to get to the library?

Yes, the library does offer a homebound delivery service and Books By Mail to those customers who are physically unable to travel to their library branch. This option is offered through our Outreach Services department. Customers who qualify for homebound delivery can request their own items, or have Outreach staff select materials based on their reading preferences.

Brown V. Board of Education 60 Year Anniversary

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May 17 will mark the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court decision that put an end to state-sponsored racial segregation in public schools.
The question put before the court: "Does the segregation of children in public schools solely on the basis of race deprive the minority children of the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the 14th Amendment?" (from Oyez)

Ninety Percent

At the Central Library, 90% of the demolition to the interior of the building is complete.  That means in a few months construction will begin!

A Galaxy of Authors, with Planets Named Pynchon, and Bolano, and Wallace, and Gaddis Orbiting the Imploding Star Called Melville by Nick Abrahamson

…And now what have we here?  Cadres of discerning readers, mostly male, incisive in their book sale crate digging, adherents supplicating at the altar of postmodern sprawl, have trained their eye on a forming planet still in its infancy within our authorial galaxy of ambitious doortstop novels. The planet’s name?  Sergio de la Pava.

Glossary for New Nonprofit Professionals

Cross-posted from GrantCraft.org:

Folks who are new to the field often request a glossary of terms just to make sure they know the basics. Our sister site GrantSpace (geared more towards nonprofits, while GrantCraft speaks more directly to funders) has shared the below list that defines the most commonly used terms in Foundation Center materials.

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