Extending Our Reach: Reducing Homelessness Through Library Engagement
Effective and Proven Tools for Library Service to Poor and Homeless People
"Extending Our Reach: Reducing Homelessness Through Library Engagement" is designed to help librarians and library staff create meaningful library services for people who are experiencing homelessness.
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- The Homeless Population in the U.S.
- Key Terms
- Equity of Access
- Essential Library Service for People who are Homeless
- Steps to Getting Started
- Model Programs
- ALA Policy Statement: Library Services to the Poor
Ordering Printed Copies
Printed copies of "Extending Our Reach: Reducing Homelessness Through Library Engagement" are also available for ALA members. Orders for under 20 toolkits will be sent free of charge (please include ALA personal or organizational membership number); for orders of 20 and over, the charge is $.50/toolkit plus a $7 flat fee for shipping.
For more information on this toolkit and other resources from ALA about library service to poor and homeless people, please contact:
ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2798
800-545-2433, ext. 4294