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Flint Residents: In Their Own Words

How will your library react to a community-wide civic crisis? A patron-centered program focuses on a critical civic issue still unfolding in the town of Flint, Michigan, and underscores just how relevant libraries are to their communities. Read about how the residents tell the story of Flint’s lead contamination in their own words with the StoryCorps program at the Flint Public Library.

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War Ink: Veterans, Tattoos, and Public Libraries

Because difficult stories of war are carried with veterans for a lifetime, many have chosen to memorialize their experiences on their bodies—experiences that are forever etched onto the bearer’s skin, heart and soul.

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StoryCorps @ Your Library Grants

Most parents agree it’s not good when their children get what they want all the time. If that’s the case, public librarians should be some of the best kids on the planet! A little rowdy sometimes, but hey, we’re kids.

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StoryCorps: Another Institution that Values Stories

StoryCorps, just like libraries, understands the power of stories.

According to the organization’s website, StoryCorps’s mission is, “We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, strengthen and build the connections between people, teach the value of listening, and weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that every life matters. At the same time, we will create an invaluable archive of American voices and wisdom for future generations.”