Libraries Lead with Digital Skills

COVID-19 RESPONSE: This is a challenging time for communities and libraries. We understand that each library is responding to the needs of their staff and communities the best they can under the circumstances they are experiencing. This funding program is now open to any library, in any state, that would like support for their virtual library programming to continue supporting job seekers and small businesses in your community.

Get funding, training, and tools to help your community grow their skills, career, and businesses

The Public Library Association (PLA) is thrilled to work with public libraries like yours to get people the skills they need to grow their careers and businesses. As library staff, we know you play a pivotal role in developing your community by providing key digital resources and guiding your patrons on how to maximize them.

Libraries Lead with Digital Skills is an initiative of ALA and PLA, sponsored by Google, to ensure that public libraries across the nation receive ongoing access to free tools and resources to help everyone across America grow their skills, careers, and businesses.

Questions regarding the application and process can be found on our FAQ page, or directed to the Libraries Lead Team at

About Grow with Google

Launched in 2017, Grow with Google is an initiative to help create economic opportunities for all Americans and draws on a 20-year history of building products, platforms, and services that help people and businesses grow. Grow with Google aims to help everyone across America—those who make up the workforce of today and the students who will drive the workforce of tomorrow—access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses.

  • Job seekers can grow their skills to find new jobs and advance their careers.
  • Small business owners can build their online presence and find new customers.
  • Startups can learn how to get their ideas the exposure they need to succeed.
  • Students and teachers can learn how to put the latest technology to work inside and outside of the classroom.

Libraries and other nonprofit organizations can access free curriculum and outreach tools through the Grow with Google Partner Program.

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Grow with Google training session in a library