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Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Starts Lending Phones to Help Bridge the Digital Divide

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District unveiled a new pilot initiative that “provides smart phones to low-income residents, and those experiencing homelessness. Each phone comes pre-loaded with Library District apps that provide life-enriching and educational resources as well as critical social and community services.” The Cell Phone Lending Program was started in partnership with the Nevada Homeless Alliance (NHA) and the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY).

The press release shares, “The Library District purchased 380 Moto G Pure phones, with cases, from T-Mobile through a $200,000 grant [awarded through IMLS] and the Nevada State Library. The Library District worked with NHA and NPHY, who selected individuals to participate in the 18-month Cell Phone Lending Program, which launched April 21, 2022. Premier Wireless pre-configured the phones for unlimited calls and 5G hotspots in the U.S., and programmed them with library apps for education and workforce services, contact information for employment and social service agencies, and job skills training.”

For more information, read the press release.



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