The American Dream Starts @ your library

the american dream starts @ your library

For many immigrants, the American dream starts @ your library. America’s public libraries provide equitable access to information of all kinds. With information comes knowledge and the possibility to learn and achieve, the opportunity to work and advance, and the power to participate in the democratic process.

For generations, the public library has been the cornerstone of the American dream. The library collects the heritage of the American past and shapes the promise of the future. The library also helps immigrants hold on to their native words and customs so that they can tell their stories, preserve their culture, and share their wisdom across generations.

At your library, new immigrants can find the reassurance and the resources they need to navigate a new culture and acquire new literacy skills.

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