Since 2007, ALA has provided grants to 160 public libraries to enhance literacy services to adult English language learners. Funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the grants help libraries build ESL collections, increase computer access, and provide GED and literacy courses. American Dream libraries create replicable programs, sustainable community coalitions, and resource lists. This session will include panelists from the most recent cohort of American Dream libraries, highlighting stories, strategies, and services, including how they have leveraged grant funds to better meet the needs of their communities.
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Transforming: Services
Interests: Community Engagement, Literacy
Type of Library: Public
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
American Library Association
Bilingual Services Director / Outreach / Circulation
Sioux Center Public Library
Sioux Center, Iowa
Virginia Sharp March
Perry Public Library
Adult Services Coordinator
Zion-Benton Public Library, Illinois