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New Americans

Resources for Libraries Serving New Americans

Guidelines for Multicultural Outreach

Resources and Training for Librarians


Resources for Libraries to Share with Patrons

Online Resources available through VTLIB

  • Learning Express Library provides a comprehensive selection of academic and career-related solutions available in one platform:
    • GED and HiSET prep
    • US citizenship test prep
  • Universal Class is an online learning platform offering over 500 continuing education courses on a diverse array of topics:
    • ESL classes
    • US citizenship class

Translation and Interpreter Services

Please note that these organizations are on the state's established list of statewide contracts. While public libraries do not have access to state-negotiated pricing, these suppliers have been vetted by the Vermont Office of Purchasing and Contracts (OPC). These suppliers are often willing to work with other entities of the state and offer competitive pricing.


English Language Learners

Legal Assistance

  • Legal Services Vermont: Provides a wide range of civil (not criminal) legal services to Vermonters.
  • South Royalton Legal Clinic: The South Royalton Legal Clinic (SRLC) serves Vermont residents who are unable to afford counsel and who need assistance with issues such as bankruptcy, children’s rights, disability, domestic violence, family law, housing, immigration, veterans issues and wills.

Workforce Readiness

  • ReSource: Our programs offer an opportunity for adult and youth who have barriers to employment to hone job skills and prepare for a successful work life as productive members of their communities.
  • Northeast Kingdom Learning services: NEKLS offers adult education and literacy services that include career preparation, workforce readiness, and workforce development.
  • Vermont Department of Labor: The Workforce Development Division operates 12 regional offices across the state.

Other Vermont Resources

Resources for Afghan Refugees

Resources for Migrant Farmworkers