Libraries for All Building Program[The Seattle Public Library, USA]
The New Holly branch, located within a large East African community, has brightly painted walls and furniture that reflect the beautifully colored garments worn by residents. The Beacon Hill branch in a strongly multicultural community will feature a Language Learning Center to assist residents with language learning, particularly English. The new Central Library will feature an artwork by a nationally known artist, Ann Hamilton, which includes first lines from materials found in the world languages collection. A newly formed Cultural Communities Task Force is heavily involved in setting goals for the entire library system. Work is progressing on many fronts, including collection development and programming.
Source: Cultural Diversity. How Public Libraries Can Serve the Diversity in the Community (Bertelsmann Stiftung, 2004)
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