Foundation for the Memphis Shelby County Public Library (Memphis Public Libraries)

Log Number: CAGML-247437-OMLS-20

Memphis Public Libraries will increase public Wi-Fi access across its 18-branch service area, equip outreach vehicles to serve as mobile hotspots, and create a robust continuum of bilingual programs and resources to serve vulnerable residents. The library will preserve local history as it unfolds through its 901VOICES oral history program and upgrade its in-house television and radio station technology to keep the public better informed and educated about the pandemic and local resources. The library will also increase the types and quality of digital and in-person programs offered to meet the evolving needs of its community due to the pandemic. These additions and enhancements will benefit over 1.5 million people who visit the libraries every year, as well as over 300 staff members and over 350 volunteers.