Librarian S. Kalaivani has worked at the Jaffna Public Library in Sri Lanka for five years. "I love working here," she says. "It's a pleasure to help the people who are continuing to get knowledge." Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Youths walk past a mural calling for peace in Ferguson, Mo., on a building up the street from the city's police department a day before the grand jury decision was announced. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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An artist's rendering shows computer stations at the new BiblioTech bookless public library in Bexar County, Texas. The library is holding its grand opening Saturday. Courtesy of Bexar County hide caption

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The San Francisco Public Library has been digitizing its historical document collections for years, including the scrapbooks of famed homicide detective Theodore Kytka. The SFPL is among scores of libraries and archives adding their digital collections to the DPLA. Via San Francisco Public Library hide caption

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The seed library is a partnership between the Basalt Public Library and the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute. Seed packets encourage gardeners to write their names and take credit for their harvested seeds. Courtesy of Dylan Johns hide caption

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Teachers and librarians demonstrate against thousands of proposed job cuts in the Los Angeles Unified School District Tuesday. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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