The Edwardsville (Ill.) Public Library is trying to address homelessness in its community and recently took a big first step. On December 3, the library hosted the first meeting of a community resource advisory group to help identify a network of assistance and support for library patrons whose needs are not being met. About 25 people attended, including representatives from libraries, government agencies, churches, and health services. The group is part of the library’s multi-prong approach to the issue, which includes applying to serve as an internship site for a student from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Social Work.
Edwardsville (Ill.) Intelligencer, Dec. 6