$5 billion needed by California libraries: Amid leaky roofs, bad plumbing and no internet, advocates warn of a $32 billion national infrastructure crisis
In Bisbee, Arizona, the Copper Queen Library, founded in 1882, is 114 years old — and it shows. The library, on the National Register of Historic Places, a hub for Brisbee families, has a leaky roof, and cracks in the facade. The ceiling in the young adult room collapsed recently, forcing the room to close...
By Cheryn Hong | November 9, 2021
Shortage of afterschool workers over COVID-19 fears and low pay leads to long waitlists and uncertainty for working parents
For years, a patchwork of afterschool programs in Dallas have provided care for thousands of children and reassurance to working parents their kids are in a safe place for the hours after classes end. Then the pandemic hit—and like so many other facets of family life in America, Dallas’ afterschool programs felt the effects, closing...
By Cheryn Hong | September 15, 2021