10-Year Retrospective Report


This 10-year retrospective report celebrates the many ways that American Dream libraries have transformed lives, strengthened their communities, and advocated tirelessly for lifelong learning. Look inside for key findings from a multi-year impact study, profiles of grantee libraries, and best practices from across the field.

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Collection Development

Through four rounds of the American Dream initiative, grantee libraries have contributed to a comprehensive collection of print and digital resources for adult English language learners. These resources are available as a searchable database through LibraryThing: A subset of this collection is also available as an annotated list that can be downloaded.

Outreach Toolkit

How to Serve the World @ your library, a toolkit on serving English language learners at your library, created by ALA’s Office for Research and Statistics, Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services, and Public Programs Office.

Digital Supplements

Reports on previous rounds of the American Dream program are available as digital supplements to American Libraries magazine: