Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries Case Studies

In 2020 and 2021, the American Library Association selected 567 libraries to receive grants through Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small & Rural Libraries. The public, academic, school, and tribal libraries represent 48 U.S. states.

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Case Studies

Case Study: Owl's Head (Maine) Village Library   Case Study: Wright Memorial Public Library, Oakwood, Ohio

Case Study: Montour Falls (N.Y.) Library   Case Study: North Liberty (Iowa) Library

Case Study: Tipp City (Ohio) Public Library   Case Study: Hewitt (Texas) Public Library

Case Study: Coos Bay (Ore.) Public Library   Case Study: Waimea (HI) Public Library

Blog Posts

Blog: Good Programs Start Small: Attendance Doesn't Equal Success   Blog: Hosting Difficult Conversations at the Library

Blog: Building Technological Capacity for Small and Rural Libraries   Blog: Reducing the Stigma Around Mental Health at the Library

Blog: Anywhere & Everywhere: Where Do Library Programs Happen?   Blog: Holding Space: Conversations to Build Community Trust

Blog: Mutual Support: Libraries and Community Partners   Blog: Tackling Community Issues: What Would You Discuss?

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Get started with the free e-course, "Libraries Transforming Communities: Facilitation Skills for Small and Rural Libraries."

LTC: Accessible Small and Rural Communities will offer more than $7 million in grants to better serve people with disabilities.

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Learn basic facilitation skills with ALA's free guide, "Leading Conversations in Small and Rural Libraries."