Thanks for visiting my new home on the web! I'm Amanda Civitello: writer, editor, LGBTQ advocate, knitter, and (sometime) photographer. I believe public libraries are transformative and am lucky to work for one. You can find links to my most recent work below, and you can catch me sharing great ideas from libraries nationwide in a bimonthly column for Public Libraries magazine. Don't be shy - reach out! I'd love to hear from you.
In part because truth is obscured by a cloud of "alternative facts," libraries are transforming their spaces, their services, and their resources.
Five years ago, it had become apparent that Waukegan Public Library’s patrons no longer reflected the city’s changing demographics.