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American Library Association President to Visit Cambridge for National Tour Promoting Libraries = Strong Communities


The President of the American Library Association, Loida Garcia Garcia-Febo, will visit Cambridge Public Library on Thursday, Oct.18 as part of a 5-city national tour to promote her advocacy campaign of Libraries=Strong Communities. Due to the anticipated cooler weather, the event will now be held inside the Main Library at 449 Broadway, just past the entrance, near the staircase. 

This campaign is intended to highlight the value of public, academic, and school libraries, and the many ways in which these libraries deliver an increasing array of services, which contribute to strengthening communities. Ms. Garcia-Febo will participate in a celebration of public and academic libraries, which will take place at Joan Lorentz park in front of the Main Library at 11:45 AM.

While in Cambridge, the ALA President will speak at a public celebration of libraries, participate in several library programs at the CPL Main Branch and visit Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School and area universities. She will conclude her stay in Cambridge by visiting the Central Square Branch, where she will participate in a beginners English as a Second Language class, a cornerstone of the CPL’s adult literacy programs.

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world. The ALA was founded in 1876 to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of Librarian, as vehicle to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.
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