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Friday Memorial Library works to become autism-friendly facility

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Georgia Jones believes a library should be a safe, welcoming place for everyone - including those with autism. That's why when she heard about a grant that allowed librarians to gain autism spectrum disorder training, she jumped at the chance.

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The federally funded grant allows librarians to attend workshops to learn about ways to cater to young children on the spectrum, said Jones, the children's librarian at Friday Memorial Library in New Richmond.

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Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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