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Ruthven Public Library Receives Free Art Books!

Through a generous donation from the DUC program, the library received over 50 new art books.
The Ruthven Public Library is pleased to announce that it has received a shipment of books from the Art Resources Transfer through their Distribution to Underserved Communites program.

A.R.T., Art Resources Transfer, Inc., was founded by Bill Bartman in 1987, is a non-profit organization committed to documenting and supporting artists' voices and work, and to making these voices accessible to the broadest possible public by establishing innovative methods of distribution and access.

The D.U.C. Program distributes books on contemporary art and culture free of charge to rural and inner-city libraries, schools and alternative reading centers nationwide. The program aims to actively further a more egalitarian access to contemporary art, and is committed to fostering partnerships between publishers, non-profit organizations, librarians and readers to enrich and diversify library collections.
Art Resources Transfer
This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.