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Social, Political, and Topical Resources

“We must always look forward, but we have to understand our history in order to not repeat the mistakes of the past. I have seen too many instances where people continue to pursue wrong courses of action because they do not take the time to think critically about what has happened in the past” - George Santayama, Philosopher

Caldwell Public Library Core Value: Lifelong Learning


We believe that learning is not confined to the classroom. We will support the ongoing pursuit of knowledge and experience.  

Information Literacy lies at the core of lifelong learning. It empowers people in all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educational goals. It is a basic human right in a digital world and promotes social inclusion of all nations. - The Alexandria Proclamation on Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning

"To ask why we need libraries at all, when there is so much information available elsewhere, is about as sensible as asking if roadmaps are necessary now that there are so very many roads."

- Jon Bing,

1944-2014. Norwegian writer and law professor


Making sense of current events. Resources for adults, children, and educators.

Added 1/8/21: Riot and assault on the Capitol with historical context.



Racial Literacy resources


Be Media Smart

Resources to help us be more informed citizens


For and About the LGBTQ+ Community

This section will be updated to include a variety of topics that support our mission of lifelong learning and a welcoming and inclusive environment

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