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Tucson library offering homeless patrons food, resources

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Posted at 10:14 AM, Jan 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-05 12:14:45-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - Like many city libraries, the library in downtown Tucson is a crucial refuge for people experiencing homelessness.

But staff at the Valdez Main Library want to be even more of a resource for such men and women.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that the library is now more than a year into its On the Streets program where librarians hold monthly meetings and homeless patrons can get a meal and connect with services.

The program highlights a growing trend of public libraries providing social support in their communities.