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Public Libraries in America: The Digital Community Center
Public Libraries in America:

The Digital Community Center

Libraries have long been America’s go-to gathering place for learning and professional development. Now more than ever, people see their local branches as hubs for digital education and community.

In Memphis, Tennessee, the public library helps community members use technology to find employment opportunities. In Charleston, Arkansas, small business owners go to the library to learn the digital skills they need to build their online presence and find new customers. For many people in McCracken County, Kentucky, the public library is their only source of internet connectivity. “I can’t imagine a community without a library,” says Marijke Visser, associate director and senior policy associate at the American Library Association. “They’re the place where people go to find a job, to reach their dreams.”

Grow with Google and the American Library Association are teaming up to offer free digital skills workshops for job seekers and small businesses in all 50 states. Learn more at grow.google/partners