Libraries Transforming Communities: Accessible Small and Rural Communities - Participating Libraries

The American Library Association (ALA) has announced 240 libraries to receive grants through Round 1 of Libraries Transforming Communities: Accessible Small and Rural Communities.

These public, academic and school libraries represent 43 U.S. states including the Northern Mariana Islands. Below is just a sampling of the work Round 1 libraries will undertake; see the full list below.

  • When a derecho storm hit Nevada, Iowa in 2020, the library's basement was used as a city-wide storm shelter. As community members waited out the storm, those with mobility issues had trouble safely navigating the stairs to the library basement. Nevada (Iowa) Public Library plans to get input from community members and use grant funding to install a chair lift to the basement staircase so everyone can be safe from severe weather events.
  • Without a local community center or Parks & Recreation Department, Jennie Trent Dew Library in Goldthwaite, Texas is one of the only places in town for members of the community to access programs for all ages, technology and other important services. The library hosts a Thursday Club, a weekly arts and crafts and socializing afternoon for people with intellectual disabilities. The library will work with the regular attendees of this weekly program and with community leaders to expand this service and increase accessibility of materials used such as adding a wheelchair-accessible pottery wheel and kiln.
  • With input from local community partners and organizations, the Mark Twain Library in Redding, Connecticut, will create themed memory kits. The kits will include evidence-based, interactive activities that enhance the quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s and memory loss. Once finalized, the kits will be available for checkout at the library and at partner organizations.

LTC Access Recipients

1 designates Round One grantees, announced in May 2023.


Lineville City Library (Lineville, AL)1

Mary Berry Brown Memorial Library (Midland City, AL)1

Northeast Alabama Community College (Rainsville, AL)1

Parnell Memorial Library (Montevallo, AL)1

Woodville Public Library (Woodville, AL)1


Big Lake Public Library (Big Lake, AK)1

Craig Public Library (Craig, AK)1

Skagway Public Library (Skagway, AK)1


Elsie S. Hogan Community Library (Wilcox, AZ)1


Alma Public Library (Alma, AR)1

Cedarville Public Library (Cedarville, AR)1

Central Arkansas Library System (Wrightsville, AR)1

Forrest City Public Library (Forrest City, AR)1

Gravette Public Library (Gravette, AR)1

Independence County Library (Batesville, AR)1

Mississippi County Library System (Blytheville, AR)1

Mountainburg Public Library (Mountainburg, AR)1


Amador County Library (Jackson, CA)1

Monterey County Free Libraries (Marina, CA)1


Conejos Library District (Conejos County, CO)1

Lone Cone Library (Norwood, CO)1

Park County Public Libraries (Park County, CO)1


Guilford Smith Memorial Library (Windham, CT)1

Janet Carlson Calvert Library (Franklin, CT)1

Ledyard Public Library (Ledyard, CT)1

Licia & Mason Beekley Community Library (New Hartford, CT)1

Mark Twain Library (Redding, CT)1

Roxbury Public Library - Minor Memorial Library (Roxbury, CT)1

Thomaston Public Library (Thomaston, CT)1


Lantana Public Library (Lantana, FL)1

Washington County Pubic Library - Chipley Branch (Chipley, FL)1


Elk River Library (Elk River, ID)1

Mountain Home Public Library (Mountain Home, ID)1


Athens Municipal Library (Athens, IL)1

Atkinson Public Library District (Atkinson, IL)1

Bradford Public Library District (Bradford, IL)1

Clinton Township Public Library (Waterman, IL)1

Henry C. Adams Memorial Library (Prophetstown, IL)1

Lillie M. Evans Library District (Princeville, IL)1

Marshall Public Library (Marshall, IL)1

Millstadt Library (Millstadt, IL)1

Rochester Public Library District (Rochester, IL)1

South Macon Public Library (Macon, IL)1

Walnut Public Library (Walnut, IL)1

Warsaw Public Library (Warsaw, IL)1

Weldon Public Library District (Weldon, IL)1


Argos Public Library (Argos, IN)1

Breeden Memorial Library (Leavenworth, IN)1

Huntington City-Township Public Library (Huntington, IN)1

Peabody Public Library (Columbia City, IN)1

Pulaski County Public Library (Winamac, IN)1

Walkerton-Lincoln Township Public Library (Walkerton, IN)1


Algona Public Library (Algona, IA)1

Atlantic Public Library (Atlantic, IA)1

Britt Public Library (Britt, IA)1

Cherokee Public Library (Cherokee, IA)1

Conrad Public Library (Conrad, IA)1

Earlham Public Library (Earlham, IA)1

Eckels Memorial Library (Oakland, IA)1

Elizabeth Rasmussen Martin Memorial Library (New Hartford, IA)1

Fort Atkinson Public Library (Fort Atkinson, IA)1

Greene Public Library (Greene, IA)1

Hopkinton Public Library (Hopkinton, IA)1

Karl Miles LeCompte Memorial Library (Cordyon, IA)1

LeClaire Community Library (LeClaire, IA)1

Mary J. Barnett Memorial Library (Guthrie Center, IA)1

Nevada Public Library (Nevada, IA)1

North Liberty Library (North Liberty, IA)1

Polk City Community Library (Polk City, IA)1

Sheffield Public Library (Sheffield, IA)1

Solon Public Library (Solon, IA)1

Spencer Public Library (Spencer, IA)1

Vinton Public Library (Vinton, IA)1

Volga Public Library (Volga, IA)1

West Bend Public Library (West Bend, IA)1

Wilton Public Library (Wilton, IA)1

Woodward Public Library (Woodward, IA)1


Altoona Public Library (Altoona, KS)1

Burlingame Community Library (Burlingame, KS)1

Inman Public Library (Inman, KS)1

Jetmore Public Library (Jetmore, KS)1

Nortonville Public Library (Nortonville, KS)1

Sedan Public Library (Sedan, KS)1

Winchester Public Library (Winchester, KS)1

Winfield Public Library (Winfield, KS)1


William B Harlan Memorial Library (Tompkinsville, KY)1


Jackson Parish Library - Chatham Branch (Chatham, LA)1

Jackson Parish Library - Jonesboro Branch (Jonesboro, LA)1

Washington Parish Library (Franklinton, LA)1


Caribou Public Library (Caribou, ME)1

Casco Public Library (Casco, ME)1

D.A. Hurd Library (North Berwick, ME)1

Farmington Public Library (Farmington, ME)1

Fort Fairfield Public Library (Fort Fairfield, ME)1

Millinocket Memorial Library (Millinocket, ME)1

Thomaston Public Library (Thomaston, ME)1


Mount St. Mary's University - Phillips Library (Emmitsburg, MD)1

Washington College (Chestertown, MD)1


Ashby Free Public Library (Ashby, MA)1

Beals Memorial Library (Winchendon, MA)1

Belding Memorial Library (Ashfield, MA)1

Boylston Public Library (Boylston, MA)1

Dighton Public Library (Dighton, MA)1

East Brookfield Public Library (East Brookfield, MA)1

Edwards Public Library (Southampton, MA)1

Erving Public Library (Erving, MA)1

Granville Public Library (Granville, MA)1

Hinsdale Public Library (Hindsdale, MA)1

Randall Library (Stow, MA)1

Richards Memorial Library (Paxton, MA)1

Taylor Memorial Library (Hancock, MA)1


Athens Community Library (Athens, MI)1

Bellaire Public Library (Bellaire, MI)1

Brandon Township Public Library (Ortonville, MI)1

Interlochen Public Library (Interlochen, MI)1

Ionia Community Library (Ionia, MI)1

Ironwood Carnegie Library (Ironwood, MI)1

Marcellus Township Wood Memorial Library (Marcellus, MI)1

Gladwin County District Library (Gladwin, MI)1

Salem-South Lyon District Library (South Lyon, MI)1


Dodge Center Public Library (Dodge Center, MN)1

Edgerton Public Library (Edgerton, MN)1

Silver Bay Public Library (Silver Bay, MN)1


Delta State University (Cleveland, MS)1

Jackson Hinds Library System (Jackson, MS)1


Caruthersville Public Library (Caruthersville, MO)1

Cameron Public Library (Cameron, MO)1

Jessie E. McCully Memorial Library - City of Dixon (Dixon, MO)1

Marceline Carnegie Library (Marceline, MO)1

Mountain View Public Library (Mountain View, MO)1

Ozark County Volunteer Library (Gainesville, MO)1


Daniels County Library (Scobey, MT)1

George McCone Memorial County Library (Circle, MT)1

Lewistown Public Library (Lewistown, MT)1

Lincoln County Library (Libby, MT)1

Madison Valley Public Library (Ennis, MT)1

North Lake County Public Library District (Polson, MT)1

Philipsburg Area Community Library (Philipsburg, MT)1

New Hampshire

Belmont Public Library (Belmont, NH)1

Effingham Public Library (Effingham, NH)1

Fitzwilliam Town Library (Fitzwilliam, NH)1

Lee Public Library (Lee, NH)1

Orford Social Library (Orford, NH)1

Philbrick-James Library (Deerfield, NH)1

Sanbornton Public Library (Sanbornton, NH)1

New Jersey

Kemmerer Library Harding Township (New Vernon, NJ)1

Woodbury Public Library (Woodbury, NJ)1

New Mexico

Belen Public Library (Belen, NM)1

New York

Bristol Library (Canandaigua, NY)1

Bolton Free Library (Bolton, NY)1

Dutton S Peterson Memorial Library (Odessa, NY)1

Little Falls Public Library (Little Falls, NY)1

Mooers Free Library (Mooers, NY)1

Olive Free Library Association (West Shokan, NY)1

Orleans Public Library (La Fargeville, NY)1

Sinclairville Free Library (Sinclairville, NY)1

Stillwater Public Library (Stillwater, NY)1

SUNY Brockport (Brockport, NY)1

Tully Free Library (Tully, NY)1

Wead Library (Malone, NY)1

North Carolina

Hoke County Public Library (Raeford, NC)1

Kenly Public Library (Kenly, NC)1

Liberty Public Library (Liberty, NC)1

Louisburg College (Louisburg, NC)1

Neuse Regional Library (Kinston, NC)1

Stanly Community College (Albemarle, NC)1

North Dakota

Forman Public Library (Forman, ND)1

Northern Mariana Islands

Joeten-Kiyu Public Library (Saipan, MP)1


Ashland Public Library (Ashland, OH)1

Hubbard Public Library (Hubbard, OH)1

Mechanicsburg Public Library (Mechanicsburg, OH)1

Medina County District Library (Medina, OH)1

Selover Public Library (Chesterville, OH)1

St. Paris Public Library (St. Paris, OH)1


Beyond the Pages (Mooreland, OK)1

Montford & Allie B. Jones Bristow Public Library (Bristow, OK)1

Tryon Public Library (Tryon, OK)1


Dora Public Library (Myrtle Point, OR)1

Lyons Public Library (Lyons, OR)1

North Bend Public Library (North Bend, OR)1

North Plains Library (North Plains, OR)1


Baden Memorial Library (Baden, PA)1

Cambridge Springs Public Library (Cambridge Springs, PA)1

Carnegie Library Midland (Midland, PA)1

Delmont Public Library Inc (Delmont, PA)1

Donora Public Library (Donora, PA)1

F.D. Campbell Memorial Library (Bessemer, PA)1

Flenniken Public Library (Carmichaels, PA)1

Kittanning Public Library (Kittanning, PA)1

Kutztown Community Library (Kutztown, PA)1

Saint Marys Area School District (Saint Marys, PA)1

Springboro Public Library (Springboro, PA)1

Tyrone-Snyder Public Library (Tyrone, PA)1

South Carolina

Holy Hill Branch Library (Holy Hill, SC)1

South Dakota

Langford Public Library (Langford, SD)1

Madison Public Library (Madison, SD)1

Parkston Public Library (Parkston, SD)1

Yankton Community Library (Yankton, SD)1


Chester County Library (Henderson, TN)1

Dandridge Memorial Library (Dandridge, TN)1

Meigs Decatur Public Library (Decatur, TN)1

Sullivan County Public Library (Blountville, TN)1


Bandera Kronkosky Public Library (Bandera, TX)1

City of Sundown Library (Sundown, TX)1

Hondo Public Library (Hondo, TX)1

Jarrell Community Library (Jarrell, TX)1

Jennie Trent Dew Library (Goldthwaite, TX)1

Maud Public Library (Maud, TX)1

Terrell County Public Library (Sanderson, TX)1


Huntington Branch Library (Huntington, UT)1


Bethel Public Library (Bethel, VT)1

Bixby Memorial Free Library (Vergennes, VT)1

Charlotte Library (Charlotte, VT)1

Cutler Memorial Library (Plainfield, VT)1

Kimball Public Library (Randolph, VT)1

Lawrence Memorial Library (Bristol, VT)1

Manchester Community Library (Manchester Center, VT)1

Pawlet Public Library (Pawlet, VT)1

Starksboro Public Library (Starksboro, VT)1


Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library (Christiansburg, VA)1

Strasburg Community Library (Strasburg. VA)1


Carnation Library (Carnation, WA)1

Chelewah Public Library (Chelewah, WA)1

NCW Libraries (Wenatchee, WA)1

Stevens County Rural Library District (Hunters, WA)1

Upper Skagit Library (Concrete, WA)1

West Virginia

Bridgeport Public Library (Bridgeport, WV)1


Balsam Lake Public Library (Balsam Lake, WI)1

Community Library (Salem, WI)1

D.R. Moon Memorial Library (Stanley, WI)1

De Soto Public Library (De Soto Public Library, WI)1

Greenwood Area Library (Greenwood, WI)1

Hammond Community Library (Hammond, WI)1

Jane Morgan Memorial Library (Cambria, WI)1

Marion Public Libray (Marion, WI)1

McIntosh Memorial Library (Viroqua, WI)1

Mineral Point Middle/High School Library (Mineral Point, WI)1

Neuschafer Community Library (Fremont, WI)1

Rusk County Community Library (Ladysmith, WI)1

Wilberg Memorial Public Library of Osceola (Osceola, WI)1

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