A library in western Kentucky is one of three in the state chosen for a pilot program to increase access to jobs and human services.
The McLean County Public Library has only been in existence for six years. It was the last public library formed in Kentucky.
Now it’s among the first – that is, one of the first three libraries in the state to launch a statewide initiative called the Library Economic Advantage Forum, or LEAF. The program makes the local library a hub for collaboration among community colleges and Kentucky Career Centers, as well as offering Internet access to residents who may not have computers at home.