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Libraries and Community Sustainablity: Libraries Build Communities

This guide was developed to provide librarians with resources they may use to convey their library's effectiveness, vitality and influence in the community.

Early Literacy

"Early literacy is what children know about communication, language, reading and writing before they can actually read and write. It is all of a child's early experiences with language, stories, books and print."

Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is the ability to understand how money is earned, managed, invested adn donated.


"Entrepreneurs introduce innovative ides that create business opportunities and strengthen the cultural ties of communities. They create jobs and inspire community members to pursue career goals. They help communities attract adn retain talent and they connect diverse sectors in productive new partnerships."

Source: Main Spotlight: How a Local Library Can Jumpstart Cultural, Educational and Entrepreneurial Growth.

August 7, 2019 blog post written by Curtis Rogers

A start-up kit and sample business plans are available from the Small Business Reference Center, a database available from the A-Z list found on the Statewide Library Electronic Doorway (SLED).