Connecting our clients to community resources is an important step toward long term success. Libraries offer free access to all kinds of resources including ESL classes, summer youth programs, internships, job boards, computer and internet access.
Nearly two-thirds of libraries provide the only free computer and Internet access in their communities, the Associated Press reported last year.
Read about how one library is addressing mental health and other social service needs of the homeless community in San Francisco.
Many refugee resettlement programs already partner with libraries, offer tours and use volunteers to help new arrivals obtain library cards. Share how you are partnering with libraries in your community by commenting on this post or by email at email@example.com.