HeartBeat of a Community: Beyond Article 19: Libraries and Social and Cultural Rights.

June 5, 2011 at 10:53 am Leave a comment


Edwards, J.B., and Edwards, S. Beyond Article 19: Libraries and Social and Cultural Rights. Duluth, Minnesota: Library Juice Press, 2010.

“Symbolic Possibilities,” author Julie Biando Edwards describes the library as the “heartbeat” of a community. More than a collection of books, the library is a place of action, where the collective memory of a community is conveyed through library programming (ethnic storytelling, craft workshops, music performances) and a spirit of cultural equality. By acting as an agent of culture and promoting cultural activities within a community, the library becomes a symbol of culture valued by the people.

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