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Following the War in Ukraine

On March 1, 2022 the American Library Association issued a statement on Ukraine writing that, “The American Library Association and its divisions support our Ukrainian colleagues and will work with the global library community to answer the appeal from the Ukrainian Library Association to provide accurate information as a means to support democracy and freedom of expression” (ALAnews, 2022). 

Read the full ALA statement on Ukraine here: ALA stands with Ukrainian library community.

The mission of the Bexley Public Library is to enlighten, engage, and inspire our community of lifelong learners. The library’s vision is to be the heart of a curious, compassionate, and well-informed community. In accordance with our mission and vision statements, as well as the ALA’s recognition of the role libraries serve in supporting the spread of accurate information on the developing crisis in Ukraine, BPL staff have developed this resource page to assist our community in staying informed on the war in Ukraine.

Resources on the Ukrainian Conflict
Research Databases & Online Resources
ProQuest CultureGrams
Learn about Ukraine by exploring its background, people, customs & courtesies, lifestyle, society, and culture.
Harvard University's Ukrainian Research Institute (HURI)
Harvard University’s Ukrainian Research Institute (HURI) has developed a resource page for professors, students, scholars, and citizens who are interested in learning or teaching about Ukraine. The HURI page includes links to podcasts, digital archives, news & research centers, art galleries & museums, as well as resources for film, literature, politics & society, and more.
Following the News
Tools to Help Spot Fake News
At Bexley Public Library, we strive to provide clarity and honesty within the world of information. We have created this page to help you find reliable resources and learn how to detect fake news.
NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources (including the Bexley edition of This Week), covering a wide array of topics and issues.
Libby | Magazines
Download or view popular full-text magazines online. Over 3,000 titles, including News & Politics titles like: The Economist, The New Yorker, The Guardian, Mother Jones, and more.
New York Times Online | Inside the Library
Use one of our public computers, or use your device to connect to our WiFi, then sign up for a free account at You will then have unlimited access to the Time's articles
New York Times Online | Outside the Library
Get unlimited articles from the NY Times outside the library for 72 hours. Click on link and click redeem code (code will be pre-populated).
BPL Programs & Podcasts
The Current: The Russian Invasion of Ukraine - March 2, 2022
Ohio State University Eastern European experts, Theodora Dragostinova, Marianna Klochko, and Mykyta Tyshchenko discuss the history and progression of the developing crisis in Ukraine, the ensuing humanitarian crisis, and the international repercussions of the war.

The BPL Podcast - The Current: The Russian Invasion of Ukraine
The podcast version of The Current with panelists Theodora Dragostinova, Marianna Klochko, and Mykyta Tyshchenko.
Meduza Podcast - Putin vs. Ukrainian History-February 26, 2022
Meduza, a Russian and English language independent news site based in Latvia, interviews Dr. Faith Hillis, a professor of Russian history at the University of Chicago.
How to Help
Support Ukraine Now
Support Ukraine Now is a crowdsourced information platform with a developing list of official funds, requests, and materials to help aid and support the people of Ukraine. Recommended by The Ohio State University Eastern European experts from our panel discussion, Theodora Dragostinova, Marianna Klochko, and Mykyta Tyshchenko.