Community Compass

Curated guides created by PPLD librarians to highlight library and community resources on a wide range of topics.

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Black Life in AmericaA resource guide for all ages and backgrounds, to learn more about racial justice and what we can all do to advance equality in America.

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Asian Pacific American Heritage MonthBooks & Resources for young children, teens, parents, and educators to learn about generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history.

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Caregivers ResourcesGuide highlighting services offered by the library, online and local resources available for people taking care of family and friends with disabilities and diseases, the elderly and veterans, or those with mental health issues or addiction. 

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Dutchess County Food Access Resources: Information about Food Banks, Meal Programs and Community Refrigerators available in Dutchess County.

e-Resources on Consumer Health – General health resources compiled and vetted by the National Library of Medicine

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Higher EducationPlan for College/Higher Education with the help of these resources

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Immigrants to the United States – Resources for Adults, Children, & Educators

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Legal Information ResourcesGeneral sources for finding basic legal information, including local support agencies.

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Native American Books & ResourcesFiction & nonfiction print and web sources for adults, kids, teens, & educators that reflect accurate, authentic and contemporary representations of Native Americans.

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Personal Investing Resources – Helps understand the world of finance, and make informed decisions aimed at growing, and preserving wealth.

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Small Business ResourcesA compilation of print resources, websites, local organizations and other tools to help entrepreneurs achieve success in business.