Celebrating National Library Week With New Americans
Location: Atrium, Hartford Public Library
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and Connecticut’s Peer Libraries Citizenship Coalition invite you to be a part of our first week long celebration of Citizenship Ceremonies at public libraries across the state.
The Peer Library Citizenship Collaborative (PLCC) was formed in 2016 as part of a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services grant to Hartford Public Library. The partnership is comprised of librarians representing public libraries throughout Connecticut meeting to share information, resources and best practices in order to increase their ability to better serve immigrants in their local communities.
The week of April 8-14 Hartford Public Library will be one of six PLCC members working with USCIS to host Naturalization Ceremonies during National Library Week. Other sites are: Danbury Public Library, Ferguson Library (Stamford), New Britain Public Library, Otis Library (Norwich), and Rockville Public Library (Vernon). Since 1958 libraries across the country have observed one week each April to recognize the role of libraries in communities and to encourage new users. These ceremonies will provide a wonderful opportunity to welcome new citizens while celebrating the educational and cultural opportunities available to all at the library.