The Role of the Public Library in Sustainable Development, Hospitals and Prisons

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In an era when technology and the internet have gained access into every home, and have had a tremendous impact upon the youth, it has become necessary to promote public libraries to promote sustainable development. There is no doubt that public libraries can act as a powerful tool towards the eradication of illiteracy, increasing social and cultural inclusion, empowering marginalized/disadvantaged groups, offering rich resources on health information, combating acts of violence and crime, as well as encourage a reading culture for a better future.