Raleigh, NC. – Wake County Public Libraries join the many local agencies and organizations that accept Community Action IDs issued by El Pueblo, as part of FaithAction International House’s network of local IDs.
In this way, those who carry the Community ID will be able to get a library card to access the various services provided by the Wake public libraries in its 23 buildings.
“Wake County Public Libraries is pleased to partner with El Pueblo on the Community Action ID program,” said library director Mike Wasilick . “One of our goals is to reduce barriers and increase access to our books, libraries, programs and services. We anticipate the Community Action ID program will do just that by making it easier for people to sign up for a library card. We look forward to welcoming more community members to our libraries.”
The Community Action ID Program began in Wake County on February 23, 2022 and is currently recognized by the Wake County Sheriff’s Office and the Raleigh and Fuquay Varina Police Departments. Additionally, these IDs are accepted by the YMCA of Southeast Raleigh, NCIAP Peoples Medical Care, Alliance Medical Ministry and Urban Ministry, DHIC (Downtown Housing Improvement Corporation), Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina, Downtown For Hispanic families, and Bushido USA Dojo, among others.
“We are very happy with this new achievement. We have no doubt that the libraries’ decision to be part of the Community Action ID will have a huge impact on hundreds of families,” said Mónica Drasal-Hinton, coordinator of the ID program for El Pueblo . “We encourage parents and students over the age of 18 to process this identification and make use of the services of public libraries.”
In addition to book lending, Wake Libraries offer computers, printing and copying, Wi-Fi access, space to work and study, and programs for children, teens, and adults.
So far, El Pueblo has issued almost 800 IDs with the support of the Centro Para Familias Hispanas, the YMCA of Southeast Raleigh and the Fuquay Varina United Methodist Church, which have hosted the issuance days.
The next ID event will be on February 24, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm at El Centro para Familias Hispanas (2013 Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604). To make an appointment enter here .
List of Wake County Public Libraries
There are 23 libraries that will accept the ID. Below is the list of venues:
Athens Drive Community Library
1420 Athens Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606
Duraleigh Road Community Library
5800 Duraleigh Rd., Raleigh, NC 27612
Fuquay Varina Community Library
919-557-2788 271 Bramblehill Dr, Fuquay-Varina NC 27526
Green Road Community Library
4101 Green Rd., Raleigh, NC 27604
Holly Springs Community Library
300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs, NC 27540
Leesville Community Library
5105 Country Trail., Raleigh, NC 27613
Middle Creek Community Library
111 Middle Creek Park Ave., Apex, NC 27539
Morrisville Community Library
310 Town Hall Dr., Morrisville, NC 27560
Richard B. Harrison Community Library
1313 New Bern Ave., Raleigh, NC 27610
Southgate Community Library
1601-14 Cross Link Rd., Raleigh, NC 27610
Wake Forest Community Library
400 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest, NC 27587
Wendell Community Library
207 S. Hollybrook Rd., Wendell, NC 27591
Zebulon Community Library
1000 Dogwood Dr., Zebulon, NC 27597
Cary Regional Library
315 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary, NC 27511
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct., Knightdale, NC 27545
Eva Perry Regional Library
2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Dr., Apex, NC 27502
North Regional Library
7009 Harps Mill Rd., Raleigh, NC 27615
Northeast Regional Library
14401 Green Elm Ln., Raleigh, NC 27614
Oberlin Regional Library
1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh, NC 27605
Southeast Regional Library
908 7th Ave., Garner, NC 27529
West Regional Library
4000 Louis Stephens Dr., Cary, NC 27519
Express Library Fayetteville St.
336 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27601
Olivia Raney Local History
4016 Carya Dr., Raleigh, NC 27610