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Civic Engagement & Public Libraries

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The project “Civic Engagement & Public Libraries” seeks to understand better how libraries can contribute to stronger civic engagement. Four roles will be explored: libraries as civic educators, conversation starters, community bridges and visionaries. These roles should, if undertaken well, help to engage citizens in ways that generate optimism about the future of their communities, improve local government decisions on important and difficult community challenges, and contribute to economic dynamism, social inclusion and local development through public libraries.