Resilient Communities: How Library Programming Can Fight The Climate Crisis

Resilience is and always has been an essential trait for overcoming each generation’s greatest challenges. From international conflicts to the climate crisis and everything in between, the ability to withstand tough circumstances and adapt in the face of adversity is what allows us to learn and grow from the difficulties we face. Resilience can be a personal attribute shown by an individual, but in this article we’re speaking of collective resilience, or the ability of an entire community to recover, endure, and grow together during challenging times. This post will first look at why our past and present circumstance necessitates a focus on growing collective resilience and then share what a library in Colorado was able to accomplish through participation in ALA’s Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change pilot program…

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