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August 31, 2014

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Libraries Respond to Hurricane Sandy, Offering Refuge, WiFi, and Services to Needy Communities

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Libraries along the East Coast are stepping up to the challenge, providing a range of services, as well as a place to converge and power up, in Sandy’s wake. New York City schools sustained damage, though the school library situation is still being assessed, according to Richard Hasenyager, director of library services for NYC’s Department of Education

Sandy & Libraries: Photos of Libraries in the Storm’s Aftermath

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Sandy blasted through the East Coast from October 28-29 leaving its record-breaking mark. Despite major damage, libraries have risen to the challenge of serving their communities, offering internet access, electrical power, and even storytime.