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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...

Jun 20, 2023

Can public space help revive our downtowns?

Reimagining Civic Commons interviewed four thought leaders — including ULC President and CEO Brooks Rainwater — for their ideas about how to solve the nation’s downtown crisis and to illustrate the key role that public spaces could play in a downtown comeback....

Jun 19, 2023

Going the Extra Mile: Equity in Summer Learning

A new article from School Library Journal examines how public libraries are bridging equity gaps in summer learning for children, ensuring all learners receive high-quality summer programming. The article features a quote from ULC President and CEO Brooks Rainwater: "Look at your existing [summer] ...

Apr 15, 2023

Montgomery library to eliminate overdue fees

Former ULC Director of Communications Curtis Rogers was quoted in an article from North Central PA about libraries going "fine free" and the barriers to access that fines cause:“Overdue fines do not distinguish between people who are responsible and those who are not — they distinguish between peo...