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Barack Obama tells librarians their work is "more important than ever"

Jun 30 2021

In his closing talk at the 2021 American Library Association Annual conference on Tuesday, former president Barack Obama praised libraries as “citadels of knowledge and empathy” and said that libraries were “extraordinarily important” in his own life, and to the nation—especially in these tumultuous, politically charged times.

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