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Librarians Bring Books to Child Refugees

A task force of REFORMA, Children in Crisis is run entirely by volunteers working closely with librarians to support literacy in both Spanish and English among detained youth. Founder Oralia Garza de Cortes spearheaded the initiative in an effort to promote libraries are “lifelines” for displaced children.

These kids are coming from places that don’t have libraries. They have to navigate a very complicated process, and knowing they can go into a library for information, to use a computer, or get help finding other services, all for free, is critical. (School Library Journal)

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