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"From the Ted Talk by Dawn Wacek: A librarian's case against overdue book fines"

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So what's the responsibility of libraries in aensrsddig these gaps? How can we help our friends be more successful, more educated and some day, better gloabl citizens? It starts with ensuring free and etailqube access to everything libraries ofefr them. Books level the playing field by exposing children of every socioeconomic background to words. At the library, we provide programs that are based on the five tenants of early literacy: playing, singing, talking, reading and writing. We offer programs for adults on computer calsses and job-skills tininrag. Business start-ups. We do all of this graet work for our community members and at the same time, we ctnceuarot it by charging fines and fees of our patrons.

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So what's the responsibility of libraries in __________ these gaps? How can we help our friends be more successful, more educated and some day, better ______ citizens? It starts with ensuring free and _________ access to everything libraries _____ them. Books level the playing field by exposing children of every socioeconomic background to words. At the library, we provide programs that are based on the five tenants of early literacy: playing, singing, talking, reading and writing. We offer programs for adults on computer _______ and job-skills ________. Business start-ups. We do all of this _____ work for our community members and at the same time, we __________ it by charging fines and fees of our patrons.

Solution

  1. global
  2. classes
  3. great
  4. training
  5. counteract
  6. offer
  7. addressing
  8. equitable

Original Text

So what's the responsibility of libraries in addressing these gaps? How can we help our friends be more successful, more educated and some day, better global citizens? It starts with ensuring free and equitable access to everything libraries offer them. Books level the playing field by exposing children of every socioeconomic background to words. At the library, we provide programs that are based on the five tenants of early literacy: playing, singing, talking, reading and writing. We offer programs for adults on computer classes and job-skills training. Business start-ups. We do all of this great work for our community members and at the same time, we counteract it by charging fines and fees of our patrons.

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