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Commentary from Minnesota's State Librarian: Libraries stepping up to fill community digital needs

Nestled in busy city neighborhoods and on downtown street corners in small towns, public libraries all over Minnesota are making a difference in the lives of residents.

Today’s public library is more than just a place to check out books; it is a community-focused institution that delivers on its promise to provide equitable access to information for all.

Our libraries have always been a place for learning and have become a place for building connections and participating in today’s digitally-driven world. Libraries offer key resources that bridge the digital divide and ensure that all residents are equipped to succeed in education, the workforce and their lives.

Read the full article in the SC Times by Minnesota State Librarian Jen Nelson at

  • 23 October 2019
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