Lonesome Pine Regional Library

Log Number: CAGML-246849-OMLS-20

Operating in a high poverty region of Virginia with limited funds and resources, the Lonesome Pine Regional Library found itself ill-equipped to reach residents in their homes during the pandemic. The library will transition its services to long-term digital platforms to reach its communities where they are. Lonesome Pine Regional Library will acquire digital tools, train employees in digital technology and services, offer digital resources to patrons, re-purpose in-house programming for online use, and launch new online programming, ultimately advancing the knowledge and skill sets as well as the love of reading and learning in its communities. The library will ensure successful activity launch and maintenance in all nine library branches, as well as engage community partners, such as Mountain Empire Community College, who will host a Microsoft Office training, and East Tennessee State University, who will provide an Adobe Creative Cloud training through its Adobe Certified Associate classes and Media Production and Social Media workshops.