Saturday, January 09, 2010

The Redwood Coast Review

In uncertain times, libraries are turning to innovative ways to raise funds and keep their doors open. Since 1999, Point Arena, California's Friends of the Coast Community Library Chapter has published an award winning journal-slash-newsletter, The Redwood Coast Review, to promote the literary arts AND the daily workings of a library run almost entirely by volunteers. Nestled between personal essays, illustrations, book reviews, poetry and short fiction are moving tales of a library struggling to operate almost solely on volunteer power.

The Review is published on a quarterly basis and subscriptions are $24 USD. You can preview articles on the website. A must for those interested in how libraries with limited funding can continue to meet the information needs of their communities and a testament to the important role libraries continue to play in society.

Feel free to comment if you know about similar Canadian initiatives, and welcome back to classes!


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