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How public libraries help people access critical information and social services

Darla Wegener, Ashley Nuhfer and Jennifer Bethel
Clockwise from top left: Darla Wegener, Ashley Nuhfer and Jennifer Bethel

Organizations like food banks, shelters and schools do vital work to provide social services to the community. But among the other unsung heroes working to help people in need are public libraries. Beyond just books, libraries offer training, technology and access to life-changing resources. To learn more, Valley Edition host Kathleen Schock checked in with a panel of public librarians from across the San Joaquin Valley. Jennifer Bethel from Fresno County, Darla Wegener from Tulare County and Ashley Nuhfer from Kings County.

Kathleen Schock is the host of Valley Edition. In the show, Kathleen and the Valley Public Radio news team explore issues that matter to the residents of Central California through engaging conversations and in-depth reporting.
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