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Beyond the Books: Libraries scale up their social work

Homeless and low-income people have been using the free internet, books, washrooms and comfy chairs in libraries for decades. In Megaphone Issue #158 out today, we look at how libraries are changing to better serve their most vulnerable patrons.

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Also in this issue: Victoria's new police chief takes a friendlier approach than his predecessor to low-income people and their allies; a provincial rental subsidy for seniors could go a long way to improving housing security if more people applied; vendor Hendrik Beune talks about the many lives--and jobs--he had before selling Megaphone; Canada's proposed anti-prostitution law gets sex workers and their customers all wrong; and much more!

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