When you go to a library, what do you expect to see?
Books….yes, most of us expect a room full of books. Libraries are changing, though, and libraries today offer much more than books. The Madison Public Library prefers to fill the role of community hub, where everyone is welcome, and there is not a need for money; a place to just hang out, and be welcome.
So we were very interested when Sonya Sandoval from Bright Horizons in Norfolk contacted us, asking if the library would like to host a display for “The Clothesline Project.”
Clothesline Project honors women survivors as well as victims of intimate violence. Any woman who has experienced such violence, at any time in her life, is encouraged to come forward and design a shirt. Victim’s families and friends are also invited to participate.
The library has four shirts on display, and plans to offer more displays, as well as more partnerships with area organizations. Please take a moment to read more about the Clothesline Project, and see the display at the library.
Then, let us know, what would you like to see more of at your library?