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Connecting families, libraries, library staff, and communities through STEM content, podcasting, and radios. 


The Raise up Radio Libraries (RURL) project addresses the educational needs of rural youth and families, ensuring distance learning and library services are more equitably accessible. The project utilizes radio as a means of program distribution because of its low barrier for direct access to content by community members. In addition, the project builds infrastructure for participating libraries serving rural communities through collaboration and mentorship with University of North Texas’ nationally recognized family learning scholars, while also creating a model which illustrates best practices for national adoption. RURL began in Fall 2021 and is scheduled to run for two years with two different cohorts.