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Libraries Bring Unique Assets and Expertise to 21st Century Education

A new Urban Libraries Council Leadership Brief highlights the vital role North America's public libraries play in meeting community education needs and urges stronger partnerships to broaden impacts and improve education outcomes from cradle through career. Partners for Education examines the 21st century education landscape and highlights the progressive work of public libraries today in meeting diverse education needs in communities. It offers seven strategies to help local officials maximize the often untapped potential of libraries as education partners.