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Dec. 26, 2019

The Rochester Hills Public Library partners with Google to help small businesses grow
Lunchtime workshop will teach best practices for creating a YouTube channel


(ROCHESTER - Dec. 26, 2019) The Rochester Hills Public Library partnered with Google in 2019 to offer classes on using Google tools and analytics to grow a business. The partnership is made possible through a grant from the American Library Association (ALA).

“Small businesses are the backbone of local communities,” said Juliane Morian, director of the Rochester Hills Public Library. “Public libraries provide tools and resources to help new businesses succeed. Grow with Google is yet another wonderful opportunity for libraries to encourage entrepreneurship."

The Rochester Hills Public Library will host the next Grow with Google workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the library's Multipurpose Room. Registration is required. Attendees may bring a lunch.

The workshop will teach best practices for creating a YouTube channel and compelling video content to promote products and services and drive engagement with a business’s brand.

“Libraries have long been America’s gathering place for learning. From learning new digital skills for the workplace to creating a résumé or growing your business online, people are going to libraries as resources for professional growth now more than ever,” said Nicky Rigg, program manager for Digital Skills outreach at Google. “Grow with Google is excited to support library programs across the country to help ensure that economic opportunity exists for everyone.”   

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The Rochester Hills Public Library, located at 500 Olde Towne Road in Rochester, MI, provides lifelong learning opportunities, instills a love of reading, and offers equal access to information. The library serves as a community town square where over 45,000 monthly visitors enjoy innovative ways to learn and socialize through a variety of programs, including Sunday concerts, a summer reading challenge, parent-child workshops, and weekly lectures. The library’s expansive and user-friendly database allows its 70,000 cardholders to use eBooks, movies, and music downloads, language and genealogy services, and consumer reports at no cost. For more information about the Rochester Hills Public Library’s unique offerings, visit

The Grow with Google initiative draws on Google’s twenty-year history of building products, platforms, and services that help people and businesses grow. Through this initiative, Google aims to help everyone across America – those who make up the workforce of today and those who will drive the workforce of tomorrow – access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses. Grow with Google has made a commitment to deliver free, in-person workshops for job seekers, small businesses, and library staff in all fifty states. Learn more about the tour and upcoming events at