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LIRC Offers Citizenship Services at Reduced Rates

Post Date:04/13/2017 3:00 p.m.

From citizenship classes to naturalization information sessions, libraries across America work with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to get information to the public about citizenship.

LIRC LogoDuring National Library Week April 9 to 15, USCIS is highlighting its work with the Littleton Immigrant Resources Center at Bemis Public Library, which received a USCIS grant in 2016 for Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services.

“Our federal USCIS grant helps us offer our citizenship classes and legal services at very reduced rates," explained Deb Schaffer, citizenship coordinator at the LIRC. "Students study reading, writing, history, government and the application for citizenship."

Classes are offered at the LIRC in the morning and afternoon, while one-on-one or small group tutoring is available and during afternoons, evenings and weekends. To register for citizenship classes, call 303-795-3915 or email

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) found that more than 55 percent of new Americans use the public library at least once a week, stating that libraries "are a trusted environment with resources and community connections that can ease the way to full participation in American society." USCIS and IMLS support libraries that serve immigrant communities through public information and engagement opportunities and through the distribution of education materials and training resources on immigration and citizenship.

Visit the USCIS website for information about the certification process by the Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review. For information on how to become a U.S. citizen, visit

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