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Libraries bridging the digital divide

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  The Rural Library Project was one of the vendors demonstrating what they can do for rural communities across the southeast at the Small Farmers Conference.

The organization helps establish new libraries in small communities. They collaborate with citizens, public library systems, and local governments to get the job done.

In our area both Rochelle and Baconton are working with the non-profit to get libraries constructed.

"It's not just books but they provide high speed Internet access, reference materials, and a connection to the larger world. The libraries really are a bridge in the digital divide that exists between urban and rural communities," said Sarah Wynn, The Rural library Project.

The Rural Library Project provides project management services and helps to seek grants for the rural library projects.

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