Yatesville, Georgia- Rural Library Project

July 4, 2014 at 12:40 pm Leave a comment

The Rural Library Project is a nonprofit organization committed to the establishment of new, small libraries in rural areas. We collaborate with citizens, public library systems and governments in these areas to raise funds for and build libraries in their towns. We view these local public libraries as centers of learning, community building, and civic pride.

The specific goals and services of The Rural Library Project are to:

  • Provide project management services necessary for small rural communities to establish new library facilities. This includes coordinating the design, coordinating and overseeing the construction and overseeing the equipping of the new library to meet community needs and budgets.
  • Seek and provide challenge grants for rural communities committed to building new library facilities. These challenge grants are to initiate and assist local public fundraising campaigns to establish new libraries.
  • Seek and provide grants to establish summer reading programs following the construction of new library facilities.

The Rural Library Project.

White, Dan1. 2014. “The Rural Library Project: Building Libraries, Building Community.” Public Library Quarterly 33, no. 2: 108-120.


Entry filed under: architecure, community building, rural libraries.

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