Federal funds helps libraries work with Adult Education & Workforce Development

Providence Public Library, in partnership with Chicago Public Library, Los Angeles Public Library, and World Education, Inc., will receive a new $553,649 federal grant to test and disseminate innovative adult education and workforce development library practices.  The project will build upon and expand programs and practices already in place at the three partner libraries (Learning Lounges; Mobile Learning; and Learning Circles).  The three partners and six selected pilot libraries will implement one or two new approaches into their system to study how these practices can be implemented and combined in different library settings.  The federal funding will be matched by $678,870 in matching funds by partner organizations.

The competitive National Leadership Grant is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Check out the Awarded Grant Search page to learn more about libraries, and funding, in your region/state.


It's inspiring to see partnerships like this in other states. Thanks for sharing! Keeping this in mind as we are collaborating with adult ed providers, libraries, and edtech in the state of Illinois.

Hi, Alecia -

Thanks for your post of encouragement!  I’m interested in how you’re collaborating with adult ed, libraries, and edtech in Illinois, and hope that you’ll share more with us as you, and your colleagues, make strides - and hit the inevitable speed bumps - along the way.


Mike Cruse

Career Pathways Moderator