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Libraries Improving Lives of Displaced Populations

Addressing needs of IDPs and refugees in places where no public library exists in the vicinity, a French-based charity Libraries Without Borders has designed “Ideas Box” – a highly mobile information toolkit reminding a modern library packed into several large boxes.

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The Case for a Safe Space: Libraries Empower Women In Asia

Libraries are a solution: they offer an "integrated delivery" model that provides women with a safe space and access to essential information on health, livelihoods, rights, and more.

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Sri Lanka Brings Technology to Rural Residents

The Sri Lankan government's e-Library Nenasala program is bridging the digital divide and bringing technology to the people who need it most.

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How a Modern Library Keeps Mothers Healthy in Rural Ghana

A devoted life-long library user discovers a library in Ghana has become a life-saver for women in the community.

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Libraries for Social Good

Public libraries create spaces where technology, information, and ideas can lead to social good.

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