It's hard to be away from loved ones during the holidays. But a new program makes it possible for families with military members overseas to connect at your local library. Tuesday governor riley lauched alabama's connecting families inititive. The project was made possible by the bill and melinda gates foundation. By making an appointment at a public library, family members are able to talk to each other though a web cam. Alabama army national guardsman randy hickman is the one who had the idea. He says, "you can talk to your family eye to eye.. It's a world of difference." of the 213 public libraries in the state, 107 are in the process of being hooked up by christmas. To find the closest one to you, click here.