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- eliminate /ih-LIM-uh-neyt/
- suspend /suh-SPEND/
- incentive /in-SEN-tiv/
- applaud /uh-PLAWD/
- equity /EK-wi-tee/
[verb] – to remove or take away someone or something
Roy’s job is to eliminate errors in the computer system.
[verb] – to stop something from being active, either temporarily or permanently
Bus service is suspended until further notice.
[noun] – something that encourages a person to do something
You need to think of new incentives to offer our customers.
[verb] – to say that you admire and agree with a person’s action or decision
They applauded my decision to run for office.
[noun] – the situation in which everyone is treated fairly and equally
The new mayor is taking steps to advance equity in the city.
“For those who can afford the fees, they are barely an incentive,” Marx bared in a statement. “For those who can’t afford the fees – disproportionately low-income New Yorkers – they become a real barrier to access that we can no longer tolerate.” In an effort to welcome people back or to libraries for the first time, public libraries in New York will be launching a week of giveaways and special programs beginning on Monday, October 18. City council speaker Corey Johnson applauded the public libraries for taking a “significant step to strengthen social equity.”
The Big Apple’s public library system has 92 locations, including branches in Manhattan, the Bronx, and the Brooklyn and Queens Public Library. With the elimination of the fines, New York’s library system joins other major U.S. cities like Chicago, San Francisco, and Philadelphia, all of which have waived previous overdue fines. So far, the abolition of late fees in North America has been proven successful, as thousands of users have renewed their library cards.
- When was the last time you borrowed any material from a library?
- Have you visited a library in a foreign country?
- If you were the president of a public library, what events would you hold to attract visitors? Give examples.
- Do you think the abolition of late fees would help strengthen social equity?
- In your opinion, why are public libraries important to society?