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Our misson: the "Alternatives" at the Alternatives Library
The Durland Alternatives Library is a small non-profit library that serves the Ithaca, Cornell, and Tompkins County communities. We work to provide literary resources and library services to these communities, with a particular focus on alternative, educational, and liberatory viewpoints, and with an overall mission to provide resources for social change. Since our establishment in 1974, the library collection has focused on alternatives. The first books were about alternative communities & lifestyles in the 70’s. Our collection has since grown to include a variety of topics, all with themes of social justice, ecology, and transformative action; here at the library, we continue to work towards providing the greater community access to resources for liberatory work.
The Durland Alternatives Library is a project of the Center for Transformative Action (CTA)
From The Library Blog:
Correspondence & Programs for Prisoners:
Prisoner Express (PE) is one of our core programs and currently serves over 4,000 people incarcerated in U.S. prisons. PE offers information, education, and opportunities for connection through distance learning and creative expression. PE programs include: history, culture, creative writing, poetry, and art.
This program involves many volunteers to respond to the hundreds of letters we receive each month. Want to help out? Contact Us.
To learn more, and to read Prisoner work, visit www.prisonerexpress.org