Resilient Communities: Grantee Information

Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change

Questions/Contact Information

If you have questions, please contact:

  • BeeBee Browne, Project Coordinator (they/she pronouns) at

  • Sarah Ostman, PR/Communications support (she/her pronouns) at

Project Discussion Group

Resilient Communities project directors are members of an online project discussion list through ALA Connect. As a member of the discussion list, you will automatically receive any message a member sends to the list and may make posts yourself. You should have received an invitation to this group through email. 

The group is a helpful way to:

  • Send program updates
  • Share ideas, resources, and helpful tips
  • Ask questions
  • Highlight useful links
  • Receive important updates from ALA Public Programs Office staff

Questions on the Connect group? Contact BeeBee Browne at

Film Streaming

You have received a small collection of DVDs with Public Performance Rights (PPR), which may be added to your circulating collection. These include How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change, Decoding the Weather Machine and Chasing Ice

Access information for streaming versions of How to Let Go of the World, Decoding the Weather Machine, Fire + Flood, and The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is below. Each of these films has been approved for use in free public programs as part of Resilient Communities. 

  • How to Let Go of The World: A link to a virtual screening room and corresponding password has been sent to the library project director. If you would like to plan an asynchronous screening event using this film, contact
  • Decoding the Weather Machine: Streaming at
  • Fire + Flood: Queer Resilience in the Era of Climate Change: A link to access the film on Vimeo and a corresponding password has been sent to the library project director. These are approved for use in public screening events, or for distribution to individual discussion program attendees to facilitate pre-event asynchronous viewing.
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: This film is available via Netflix and approved for public screening events. To facilitate access, ALA distributed gift card codes to participating libraries, to be redeemed for 7 months of free access to Netflix.
  • Chasing Ice: Each Resilient Communities partner library can be given access to a link/password to stream Chasing Ice, which may be distributed for community members to view the film independently in advance of a virtual discussion program. To take advantage of this access, grantees must provide an event date in advance. Notify ALA at least two-weeks in advance by sending your request to Once you have submitted your request, we can provide a link and password to you which will be activated for 48 hours prior to your event (or during whatever 48-hour period you choose). When you send in your request, please specify the dates of the 48-hour period you wish to have the link activated.
    • Pre-viewing the Film
      • Use the Chasing Ice DVD to screen the film; you can also loan this DVD to community members and event host/panelists for advance viewing
      • Project funds may be used for program organizers to rent Chasing Ice through iTunes
      • Email to request a private link that is separate from your programming event (Note: there will be a set up fee for this option which will be charged directly by the distributor).
    • Sharing Link Access with Community Members
      • Do not post the film access link on social media. If you have a list of newsletter subscribers and you're emailing them to invite them to participate, you may share the link with them that way. Please note that the link will not work until the activation period for your event.

 To have links, passwords and/or gift card codes resent, please contact BeeBee Browne at

CREW Educational Materials

Grantees were sent the password to download the following PDFs. Please contact BeeBee Browne at if you need the password sent to you again.

Required Reporting

Grantees should log in to Foundant to add information about all scheduled Resilient Communities programs, as program dates become available. The required report asks grantees to share information about the programs they have hosted, provide details about how grant funds were spent to achieve project goals, a respond to five narrative questions by reflecting on the library’s experience. All reports must be finalized by May 31, 2021; reminders will be sent closer to the deadline.

You can access the report and fill it out by logging into Foundant with the same information you used to submit your application. Questions about the report? Email

Allowable Expenses

Funds for the $1,000 stipend may be used to support the climate-related programs and activities that have been outlined in the library’s grant application. Program costs might include the purchase of library collection materials, speaker/presenter fees, supplies for hands-on activities, technical/AV equipment/software/supplies, promotional and marketing expenses, light refreshments, or other expenses incurred to present your library's Resilient Communities programs.

Funds provided by ALA may not be used to support library staff time or for indirect costs/institutional overhead. If you have a question about whether an expense is allowable, please contact BeeBee Browne at


ALA and the Resilient Communities project advisors have created a programming guide and a series of articles exploring ideas and resources for climate change programming in libraries.

Publicity Kit

ALA has created the following promotional materials for libraries participating in Resilient Communities. To ensure accuracy, brand consistency, and proper credits, you are encouraged to utilize these materials, which have been pre-approved by ALA. Your library is also welcome to create your own materials as needed, provided they include the proper branding and credits.

Press Materials

Graphic Materials


Credit Statement

Please use the following credit statement in any promotional materials you create: “Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change is a pilot program of the American Library Association.”


Resilient Communities January Cohort Meeting Recording

Resilient Communities March Cohort Meeting (Film Screening and Discussion Breakout Room)

  • Jamboard from the film screening and discussion breakout room
  • Jamboard from the emergency preparedness breakout room