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  Read about the Phoenixville Public Library‘s Citizenship Corner in this Patch article.! ...

The December 11th webinar is the third part in the Libraries Helping Immigrants series of webinars. If you missed the first two webinars, the descriptions and recordings are available below.  Tuesday December 11, 2018 @3:00pm EST Using USCIS Resources to Support Immigrants and...

First webinar starts Thursday November 1, 2018 3:00pm EST  Butte County Library and USA Learns have teamed up to provide a webinar series to introduce FREE online courses on Citizenship and English as a Second Language. Libraries Helping Immigrants, Services for Immigrants: A...

The African American Civil Rights Grant Program (Civil Rights Grants) documents, interprets, and preserves sites and stories related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens in the 20th Century. The NPS’ 2008 report, Civil Rights in America, A Framework...

IMLS reports that “more than 55 percent of new Americans use the public library at least once a week.  Libraries serve as a gateway to citizenship, English language learning, and civic engagement and offer educational materials and training resources on immigration and citizenship. “IMLS...

The Whitehall Public Library had the privilege of hosting a USCIS naturalization ceremony for 20 new citizens. Over 120 were in attendance, including local elected officials, trustees and friends. The library sponsored a bus to allow for friends and neighbors of the new citizens...

Network of National Libraries of Medicine (MAR) Classes Health on the Range: Rural Health Issues and Resources Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher...

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by Beth Cackowski When was the last time you read a Civics textbook? Well, I bet I can make you read a chapter of one! Civics and You: Your Key to PA Local Government was published by the Pennsylvania Municipal League in 2014 as an eBook for 9th and 10th grade students studying...

USCIS & IMLS Webinar On December 17, 2014 USCIS (US Citizenship & Immigration Services) and IMLS presented a Webinar on the overview of customer service tools and resources for public libraries.  USCIS is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United...