Collection Equity Award - North Bend Public Library

$1,000 of the award would be used to refresh the adult nonfiction collection with health information titles targeted at senior adults. Our goal for this portion of the award is to increase access to current information so that library users are better equipped to manage their own care and interact with medical providers. Many senior users still seek print resources. A goal is to purchase titles by diverse authors or that accurately represent the experiences of rural seniors.

The remaining $500 would be used to purchase memoirs, fiction and films that appeal to LBTQIA+ interests. The items purchased would focus on diverse and authentic experiences. Our goal for this portion of the award is to create opportunities to engage with people in the community. Staff would work with the area’s established Pride organization to promote the resources and would attend the group’s book club meeting to do so.


Lead Organization: North Bend Public Library
Project Lead: Haley Lagasse


Age Group: Adults (19-64 yrs.), Seniors (65+ yrs.)
Geographic Type: Medically Underserved Areas/Populations, Rural
Issues & Interests: Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health
Roles of Participants Project is Intended to Serve: General Public, Library or Information Professional, Organization Staff - Community Based, Student - College & Post-grad, Student - K-12

Award Details

Funding Source: Region 5
Project Category: Outreach
Period of Performance: Sep 15, 2021 - Apr 30, 2022
Project Status: Completed

Project Funding