Alexandria, VA – Alexandria Library is one of 25 libraries across the United States to receive a $1,000 cash grant that will help create programs to educate communities about the climate crisis. Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change is a new initiative by the American Library Association.
“We are so proud to be selected from a pool of more than 70 applicants to bring Resilient Communities to Alexandria Library,” said Executive Library Director Rose T. Dawson. “In a time when climate change is beginning to dramatically affect our everyday lives, we are eager to bring these fact-based, educational programs and dialogues to our community.”
By receiving the grant, Alexandria Library has committed to becoming a Climate Resilience Hub.
Over the next six months, in partnership with the city’s Transportation and Environmental Services, the library will use their grant to host programs such as lectures, demonstrations, and panel discussions.