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Highlighted Content on WebJunction: Opiods; Blessing Box

Highlighted Content on WebJunction 

  • New York State Library Provides Opioid Guidance to All Libraries in the State: In New York, state law was recently changed to allow public libraries to administer naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug. This prompted the New York State Library and several partnering organizations to collaborate in developing guidance, resources and technical assistance to support New York’s 756 public and association libraries in their efforts to develop formal programs to address the growing opioid overdose crisis in local communities across the State.
  • Blessing Box: Take What You Need, Leave What You Can: Cooke County Library (TX) director Jennifer Johnson-Spence, shared that her library has set up a repurposed newspaper box with one simple message: “This is a Blessing Box. Take what you need. Leave what you can.” In just a few short months since they began stocking the Blessing Box, it’s been a huge success! We interviewed Jennifer and learned more about the story of their Blessing Box.

 

 

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