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Sep 24, 2023

"Feeling Lonely? Go to the Library."

ULC President and CEO Brooks Rainwater recently connected with Business Insider to talk about how libraries are stepping up post-pandemic to address another major epidemic: loneliness."In many ways we see libraries as able to create that third space for people to work remotely, to come in and meet w...

Jun 21, 2023

Illinois Says No to 'Undemocratic' Public Library Book Bans

ULC's President and CEO Brooks Rainwater was quoted in a Governing article about Illinois' newest legislation to prohibit book bans. “It is heartening to see that the state of Illinois is taking legislative measures to protect the essential right of intellectual freedom,” said Brooks Rainwater, Pres...