Laramie County Library System is partnering with the University of Wyoming Libraries, the Wyoming State Library, and several economic development partners to create a new program, Wyoming Library to Business (WL2B). Public libraries in Wyoming now have the opportunity to apply to host a WL2B station thanks to a #LibrariesBuildBusiness grant from the American Library Association.
Eight public libraries will receive one-on-one collaboration with LCLS Business Services Coordinator Rachael Svoboda and one WL2B Station, consisting of approximately $2,750 in technology and materials.
Learn more and apply. Deadline to apply is December 18, 2020.
These dedicated stations will receive a new laptop with webcam so that entrepreneurs and small business owners can meet virtually with experts from across the state. The WL2B Stations will also include a portable projector so libraries can take full advantage of
the online programs and webinars produced by the Small Business Development Center, Wyoming Women’s Business Center, and other economic development organizations.
The purpose of WL2B is to connect Wyomingites with the resources they need to start, pivot, or grow their small businesses. WL2B will work across the state over the next year to support libraries in providing services that foster the entrepreneurial ecosystem and help future business owners gain access to the information, organizations, and funding that will assist them in making their plans viable.
Questions may be directed to Rachael at WyomingL2B@gmail.com or (307) 773.7200.