A platform that enables public libraries to deliver summer reading programs online. Beanstack hosts content, tracks registration, and enables users to record their progress. CARES-funded
General information on the pandemic, resources for families, resource guides for library staff including youth services and programming librarians, information on working from home, and more. Created through a partnership between the California Library Association and California State Library.
Strategies, case studies, and a guide for public libraries and other educational institutions to help bridge the digital divide in rural California communities. Created by library staff who participated in the 2020-21 State Library Leadership Challenge. LSTA-funded
Affordable access to telecommunications services for libraries through discounts on telecommunications services, Internet access, and internal connections.
Brings high-speed broadband to California public libraries by connecting them to the California Research and Education Network (CalREN)—a high-capacity 3,800-mile fiber-optic-based network designed to meet the unique requirements of over 20 million users. State and LSTA-funded
A how-to guide for libraries that provide bundled kits of hotspots, Chromebooks and peripherals to help users access the internet from home.
Resources to help public libraries evaluate, reimagine, and furnish underutilized library spaces to maximize their potential for reading, literacy, and learning. LSTA-funded
Resources to help library staff create safe spaces and provide kind, compassionate service to all community members. LSTA-funded
Resources to help libraries prepare, respond, and recover from disasters. Created by the NorthNet Library System. LSTA-funded
Information about naloxone and the Department of Public Health grant program that enables libraries to train staff to dispense this drug when a visitor suffers an overdose.