Supporting Literacy & Public Libraries
American Library Association
Libraries are America's only place where people of all ages and backgrounds can freely find a diversity of resources, along with the expert guidance of librarians. When hours or services are reduced, it hurts everyone, especially those with the least access to resources outside the library. Libraries need informed members of their communities to make the case, loudly and clearly.
First Books for Children
First Book is a nonprofit that provides new books to low-income children in community-based mentoring, tutoring, and family literacy programs through a variety of settings, such as Head Start centers, libraries, soup kitchens, churches, housing projects, and afterschool initiatives. Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 40 million books to children in over 1300 US communities.
New York City Public Library
The New York Public Library provides free and open access to information, education and learning. Thanks to the commitment of dedicated friends, the Library can continue to provide books and information, as well as research and educational programs to the more than 15 million users who come through our doors each year and the other 10 million users worldwide who visit us through the internet.
Seattle Public Library
There are many ways volunteers contribute to the Seattle Public Library. Volunteers help with collections, mailings, special events, assist students with their homework, and provide instruction to new adult learners and those who have limited access to or experience with computer technology. Volunteers also advocate, educate, and raise funds for Library and the larger Seattle community.