Helping Rural Libraries Thrive
The Tocker Foundation is dedicated to the support of rural libraries of Texas. Our current emphasis focuses on extending public library services to individuals who, by reason of distance, residence, handicap, age, literacy level or other disadvantage, are unable to receive the benefits of public library services. In addition, the Tocker Foundation strives to meet the particular needs of individuals within the communities, including those with limited English speaking abilities. We assist libraries that serve as community information referral centers and those that provide literacy programs for adults and school dropouts in cooperation with other organizations. We also work with those libraries that wish to extend access through the effective use of technology and the preservation of history through digitization.