How Libraries Are Stepping Up as a Front Line of Resilience

They’re reimagining the ways they can continue to serve their communities during the pandemic and for the years beyond, taking action to survive, adapt and grow as vital local institutions.

“As the doors of public libraries have been shuttered in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, library leaders are finding new ways to continue serving their communities. From shifting how they provide traditional core services to reimagining ways they connect with residents to redeploying staff to serve in emergency-management roles, libraries are displaying the qualities of a resilient system.”

Survive: Continue Providing Services for the Most Vulnerable

Adapt: Build Creative Partnerships and Redeploy Staff

Grow: Reimagining Libraries’ New Role