Impact

Since it's inception in 2008, the American Dream Literacy Initiative has made an impact in libraries across the United States. Below, you'll hear from some of our grantee librarians about how this grant has brought new patrons to the library, allowed libraries to expand their programming, and provide additional resources for adult learners.

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Our Impact

Since its inception in 2008, the American Dream Literacy Initiative has helped libraries transform communities across the United States.

10-year reportYou can learn more about what the American Dream Literacy Initiative has accomplished over the past ten years by viewing the 10-year retrospective report. This report celebrates the many ways that American Dream libraries have transformed lives, strengthened their communities, and advocated tirelessly for lifelong learning. Look inside for key findings from a multi-year impact study, profiles of grantee libraries, and best practices from across the field.

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Below, you'll hear from some of the American Dream libraries about how this grant has brought new patrons to the library, allowed libraries to expand their programming, and provided additional resources for adult learners.

libraries creating welcoming spaces libraries increasing access to technology learners inspiring instructors

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libaries expanding their reach libraries as adult literacy leaders the power of partnerships

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