Through technology and in person, Arlington Public Library continues to make friends many miles from home.
As part of her visit, Nico spoke this week to 200 of her counterparts at the University of Costa Rica in San Jose, describing how Arlington provides vital library services to its community, with a special emphasis on her work with teens and reading.
The presentation was streamed by the U.S. Department of State to librarians in Chile, Ecuador and Uruguay and a Skype link allowed for a special live greeting from Arlington Public Library Director Diane Kresh and Costa Rican Ambassador to the United States Muni Figueres back at Central Library.
The American Embassy in San Jose also provided for a translation of Nico’s remarks. Just two weeks ago President Obama visited many of the sites Nico has seen with her hosts.
It’s what libraries do best at home and around the world.