The Basalt Regional Library is pleased to announce it is a recipient of the Round Two Communities for Immunity grant, awarded to 50 museums, libraries, and tribal organizations serving urban, suburban, and rural populations across 33 states.
Supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Communities for Immunity provides funding awards and support to museums and libraries engaging their communities to boost COVID-19 vaccine confidence. As trusted community partners, museums and libraries play a critical role in building vaccine confidence and fighting the pandemic.
The Basalt Regional Library will host public programs with local and regional medical professionals and scientists in conversations regarding the history of vaccines in the 20th century and their social and cultural impacts. The Library is also collaborating with the graphic novelist R Alan, creator of the Colorado Sun’s weekly strip “What I’d Miss”, to create a graphic essay on the importance of the current vaccine campaign.
These programs will supplement the Library’s on-going vaccine clinics as part of Governor Polis’ “Vaccines for All” plan.
“Through this unprecedented partnership, Communities for Immunity is providing nearly 100 museums, libraries, and tribal organizations across the country with over $1.6 million over two rounds of funding to help their community members make well-informed decisions about COVID-19 and vaccinations,” said Laura Lott, President and CEO of the American Alliance of Museums. “These organizations are linchpins in helping bring an end to the pandemic and leading their communities into a brighter, healthier future.”
Click here to learn more about Communities for Immunity.
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