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14th December 2022

The Guardian ran a feature on the "warrior librarians of Ukraine" such as Oksana Bruy, President of the Ukrainian Library Association, and their determination to safeguard Ukrainian culture and archives. It says, "Cultures flourish in peace but define themselves in resistance. In the 21st-century wars of meanings, you do not want to be up against the librarians. They keep meaning alive." Libraries are also acting as bomb shelters, reception points for refugees, and hubs for distribution and information - as well as books. Donations to help Ukraine, its librarians and readers, can be made in many ways, including the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

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