CNMI Joeten-Kiyu Public Library

Log Number: LS-250249-OLS-21

Joeten-Kiyu Public Library, the designated State Library Administrative Agency for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, will use funds under the American Rescue Plan Act to help communities respond directly and immediately to the pandemic, as well as to related economic and community needs through equitable approaches in digital inclusion and library services. They will continue to support the goals of their Five-Year Plan for FY 2018-2022. In the Northern Marianas, specific goals address 1) providing equitable access to literacy services and programs so that CNMI community can be successful in all of life's endeavors; 2) providing training and access to information for library users and staff so that they have the skills needed to be successful in the 21st century; and 3) maintaining and upgrading library technology infrastructure to meet patrons' needs for workforce development and to provide wireless Internet for patrons in all public library facilities.