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I am the Transitional Counselor for the School Program for Incarcerated Youth at a county jail in Long Island, New York and reside in Brooklyn, NY. I received an MLIS from St. John's University in 2009 via a Laura Bush Scholarship. I have been lucky enough to wear two hats and combine counseling with maintaining a small school library--the library has proved to be an important touchstone for my counseling. I have been blessed with seeing the transformative power of books in people's lives and how library resources empowers a community.

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Public Libraries Celebrate the Democratic Ideal

Public libraries face the challenge of providing information and resources about the upcoming election this November but they also engage their communities in civic opportunities and experiences throughout the year.