FIGHT FOR YOUR MONEY
Our financial literacy class allows participants to be immersed in a week-long educational workshop where they learn subjects such as budgeting, banking, saving, credit repair and much more. During our financial literacy class, participants build a portfolio of financial management lesson plans that they can review to create a plan to gain financial stability. This course is offered annually at no cost to attendees. At the end of the course, participants are given a $100 voucher to GRU to go toward their utility bill. For this reason, class size is limited and early registration is encouraged.
Does your student need help with a specific homework problem? Let us help him/her get the assistance they need for free with HelpNow, an online homework assistance program for all core subjects. Students can make use of one of many computers and study areas available at the facility. The resource center’s colocation with the library also makes the full collection of the Alachua County Library available to the child for additional study and research help. Homework assistance is provided by staff of the Alachua County Library.
Every Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. the Library Partnership hosts “Open Closet Days” in their clothing closet. On these days, members of the community can stop by the Library Partnership between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to obtain clothing items they are in need of. All items are free and open to anyone in the community. We serve adults and children.
JOB FAIR AND CAREER DAY
Help with finding a job is one of the most frequently requested services by patrons of the Library Partnership. Our goal through our Job Fair and Career Day programming is to provide job seekers a place to meet potential employers and learn about employment opportunities and the desired skills to obtain a job. Non-profit organizations and businesses within the community participate by setting up information booths and talking with attendees about job opportunities within their organizations.
People who would like resume assistance or help with interviewing skills outside of these events can request this service from our Library Partnership staff. There is also a job board posted in the resource center highlighting current positions at various skill and experience levels. Additionally, Three Rivers Legal Services frequently provides an afternoon workshop on cleaning up criminal records for those with nonviolent offenses eligible to be expunged.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Health and safety are important aspects to any thriving community. Through a variety of initiatives such as tabling, health fairs and a themed health corner, the Library Partnership partners with community organizations and agencies to educate and provide resources to the community. Resources on child safety, water safety, nutrition, diabetes, heart disease and more are available at the resource center.