Race-related books in high demand at local libraries

Lincoln libraries are seeing a higher interest for race-related books.
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Lincoln libraries are seeing a higher interest for race-related books.

“You know at the library we are seeing a real uptick in patron customer interest in books to do with racism, race and with the overall topics of the day,” says Pat Leach, director of Lincoln City Libraries.

Leach says one book has over 200 holds and she is excited that people are continuing to use library resources during these times. She adds a way for the community to stay connected after the protests is to read about others’ stories and experiences.

“Reading about other people’s stories and other people’s experiences is so important in terms of learning about others and being aware of others,” says Leach. “So, as people think what are the things I can do? That kind of self-education is really key. ”

All libraries are closed to the public but you can place a hold online and use the book pick up services.

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