Libraries Without Borders

Log Number: LG-17-19-0119-19

Libraries Without Borders will conduct a two-year project to refine and assess partnership models between public libraries and coin laundromats across the nation using its Wash and Learn Initiative (WALI). WALI enables libraries to offer early childhood literacy, digital literacy, and information access services inside laundromats. The project team will refine the existing model and tools, drawing on past work in eight states, and continue to scale and evaluate the model with Enoch Pratt Free Library, Allegheny County Library Association, and the Minnesota State Library Services. The WALI project will develop and distribute a toolkit with a set of resources including access to case studies, webinars, and logistical materials available to any library systems that want to implement WALI in their community.
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