Public library services for the poor : doing all we can / Leslie Edmonds Holt, Glen E. Holt.

For many poor people, the library is their only resource for information, literacy, entertainment, language skills, employment help, free computer use, and even safety and shelter. Get concrete advice about programs and support for this group.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Holt, Leslie Edmonds.
Other Authors: Holt, Glen E.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Chicago : American Library Association, 2010.
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