Libraries are among any community’s best (and in some places and cases, only) resources for new immigrants to gain English language proficiency, workforce assistance, and other services vital to acclimating to life in a new country.
In recognition of this fact, Georgia-based Vernon Library Supplies, a privately owned and operated materials vendor, is donating 100% of its 2017 profits to benefit libraries across the country in their ongoing efforts to serve immigrants.
“Immigrants and their successful integration into the country have been critical to what has made America into the wonderful country it is,” said company president Shai Robkin. “We therefore owe our libraries a great debt of gratitude.”
Up to $5,000 is available to libraries that can prove a diverse demographic/patron base, demonstrate a history of serving New Americans, and lay out a game plan for wisely spending any money awarded. Click here to learn more, and to apply.
Applications must be received by October 31, 2017. Decisions will be made on or before December 1.