Libraries Transforming Communities – Award Recipient

Ledyard Public Library has been selected to receive the American Library Association’s Libraries Transforming Communities: Accessible Small and Rural Communities grant in the highest amount of $20,000!

This exceptional opportunity is focused on improving library services for those with disabilities. We want to hear from you. Join us at our Community Conversations so we can explore how library services can better support Ledyard and Gales Ferry residents with disabilities.

Monday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. – Bill Library and Zoom (hybrid)


Tuesday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. – Gales Ferry Library (in-person only)

The goal of these community conversations is to hear directly from members of our community. What ideas do you have to enhance library services? Would an automatic door opener at the Gales Ferry Library be beneficial? Could the expansion of our Large Print collection better serve those with dyslexia or vision impairments? Does your child prefer a different approach to traditional library programming? Might a series of Sensory Storytimes presented by a certified Music Therapist benefit your child? Please join us to discuss your thoughts and ideas.

This event is offered as part of Libraries Transforming Communities: Accessible Small and Rural Communities, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).