[Michlib-l] Build Libraries and not Shelters

Michael McGuire mdmcguire at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 23 19:33:23 EDT 2013

Heard recently on NPR (paraphrased): For disaster response, build libraries and not shelters. People would rather go to libraries. 

I couldn’t find the recent story, but this story popped up in my search. 

For Disaster Preparedness: Pack A Library Card?


Ports in a Storm: The Library as Community Disaster Recovery Center


The problem: It's never happened here. True enough, but also true in most every other place there's a major disaster. 

Michael D. McGuire
Grand Rapids, MI
mdmcguire at yahoo.com

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