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Grace Diliberto

Grace Diliberto grew up in the Greater Philadelphia Area and received her BA in Environmental & Urban Studies from Bard College in the Hudson Valley in 2015. Since graduating, Grace has been living in a tiny trinity house in Fishtown and working at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Her past internships include time at the Mutter Museum, the New Kensington Community Development Corporation, and the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. Grace is interested in exploring the intersections of archives, preservation, urban history, and social justice.

Neighborhood Libraries Step Into The 21st Century

Neighborhood Libraries Step Into The 21st Century

August 22, 2017  |  Vantage

One of the city's most important assets is our sprawling system of neighborhood libraries. These indispensable, community hubs, 52 in all, are beginning to receive desperately needed TLC after years of financial and structural neglect. Contributor Grace Diliberto gives us the details on two citywide initiatives to revive and reboot libraries for contemporary uses, followed by an extensive survey of some of the city's most architecturally distinct book lenders > more