Public Libraries

We are partnering with the State Library of North Carolina and North Carolina library systems to develop and implement a holistic, replicable and scalable model to equip public libraries to address the K-12 homework gap in their communities.

Leveraging statewide and local partnerships, this project equips libraries to simultaneously address the four primary challenges contributing to the homework gap:

  • Broadband access 
  • Affordable broadband service 
  • Access to a digital device at a student’s home 
  • Digital literacy training  

The model will demonstrate how public libraries can help close the homework gap and increase broadband adoption.  

The partner libraries include:

  • Robeson County Public Library
  • Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Regional Library System
  • Beaufort-Martin-Hyde Regional Library System
  • Caswell County Public Library

The project is made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.