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With the recent grant the Minnesota legislature has given to the public libraries in Minnesota, it was time

to expand the Milton branch. $50,000 was to be allocated to the library for books, periodicals, and other media that would cater to the Hispanic community. Aside from that, there are 3 main goals for the Milton library in order to develop the multi-cultural learning center The three goals are as follows: Find appropriate books, periodicals, and media for Hispanic patrons Develop programs to foster literacy for the Hispanic community Enhancement of job skills for the Hispanic community

The following links provided are aimed towards the three goals previously mentioned above. Each link is provided with an explanation of why those sources were used. General assistance and Literacy programs http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm? Section=specialpop&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&Conte ntID=152658: This is the ALA guidelines for providing service for patrons who are Hispanic. Without this, it would be very difficult to make any outreach to the community. http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/olos/index.cfm Here is the office of Literacy and Outreach services. From here, you can find resources that will prove vital in establishing literacy programs for multicultural libraries. www.soundsofenglish.org/Presentations/TESOL2005lit.doc Documentation that was adapted from the Fairfax county schools in VA that focused on literacy towards multicultural students using ESOL strategies. www.bnl.gov/esol/ Since on the subject of ESOL, here is the site for ESOL and how to effectively use the methods. Books, Periodicals, and Media http://www.flr.follett.com/intro/langarts.html Follett has resources for patrons of Hispanic descent and other multicultural users in the libraries als.lib.wi.us/SpanishResources.htm Has links to companies that sell books and other resources that cater to the Hispanic community www.bookmarket.com/distributors.htm Has a listing of several Spanish book distributors over 20 different independent distributors.

http://www.pma-online.org/membersarea/shownews.aspx?id=2494 Links to book sellers that have books that are Spanish.

Job skills training and Programs http://www.clac.state.mn.us/ Is a Hispanic organization that helps with Job skills training and programs. They are based in Minnesota and offer a local outreach for those of Hispanic descent. http://www.d.umn.edu/mlrc/ Multicultural organization that provides resources for all nationalities including Job skills and again based in Minnesota

Allocation of Funds for Milton Branch Library Hispanic Adults Hispanic Children Hispanic Resources Hispanic Periodicals Hispanic Multi-Media Multicultural Software Hispanic Cultural Programs Bi-Lingual Services Hispanic Job Programs $12,000 $15,000 $5,000 $2,000 $6,000 $2,000 $3,000 $4,000 $1,000