Libraries Without Borders LWB will facilitate health literacy programs inside laundromats in 3 new counties in Minnesota as part of LWB's Wash & Learn Initiative WALI. Implementing partners include the Minnesota State Library Services, the Saint-Paul Public Library, the Anoka County Library, and the Scott County Library. LWB will write and publish 3 case studies drawn from each county, highlighting best practices, We will share these findings across Minnesota through LWB's partnership with the State Library Services. At the macro level, LWB aims to test several new methodologies of facilitation in order to better understand how to onboard low-income families to effectively use NNLM resources. In each laundromat space, laundromat clients will gain access to curated WiFi hotspots that re-direct them to MedLine Plus resources on personal devices. LWB will also work with the library systems to facilitate health literacy workshops and convene public health organizations to offer workshops during the laundromat's peak hours.

Project Details

Organization Name

Libraries Without Borders

Organization Type
Community-based organization
Project Lead


District of Columbia
Start Date
June 18, 2018
End Date
April 30, 2019
Funding Amount
General Public
Library or Information Professional
Public Health Professional
Blacks/African Americans
Asians/Asian Americans
Hispanics/Latin Americans