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Why the Rock Icons from R.E.M. Love Libraries

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In a new PSA video, legendary multi-instrumentalist Mike Mills shares why he and his R.E.M. bandmates have always supported libraries.

“We love literacy,” he explains in the video. “Libraries provide free access to music, movies, and books.”

“Libraries provide a place for people of all backgrounds to discover their creative talents and nurture those creative abilities,” Mills continues.

R.E.M. fans can help spread the library love by purchasing this limited-edition jigsaw puzzle, which features artwork from the 1990 READ poster they created with the American Library Association. Proceeds from the puzzles support ALA’s advocacy for libraries as well as Books for Keeps, a Georgia-based grassroots literacy organization.

Check out Mike Mills’ PSA video below:

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