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From the award-winning Oscar-nominated film team of Dawn Logsdon and Lucie Faulknor comes a new documentary telling “the grand story of the American public library."

The filmmakers were inspired to make their documentary when they were living in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. The only place where they were able to file their disaster relief applications online was at the public library, where lines stretched around the block.

More than 200 million people visited American public libraries in 2012, yet libraries are in crisis because of diminishing funding. Logsdon and Faulknor ask two questions: “Why are Americans using public libraries more than ever?” and “What would happen if they ever became extinct?”