Video: America Is at the Library—Not Just the Ballot Box

Voters take to the polls for one of the country’s vital exercises in civic engagement: an election. But the ballot box is just one place to participate in democracy in action—the full potential of civic life occurs daily at your local public library. And unlike the vote, the library is open to all.

This livestream event features Mellon Foundation President Elizabeth Alexander, American Library Association Executive Director Tracie Hall, and Los Angeles Public Library’s City Librarian, John Szabo.

Originally streamed on October 27, 2022.

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Watch this video with ASL interpretation here.