Salt River Journal

Ashcroft awards state aid to 35 libraries


PIXABAY/CONTRIBUTED
For the Courier-Post
Posted: Jun. 24, 2019 4:43 pm

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced that 35 libraries recently received a total of $173,396 in state aid.


"Missouri’s libraries serve a unique and vital role in their communities, acting as a hub of resources for their patrons," Ashcroft said. "We are proud to have this opportunity to help some of those libraries serving smaller communities with limited budgets."


The libraries each received $4,954 of funding for use on literacy efforts and technology upgrades. Each of the libraries selected for funding serve a library population of less than 4,500 patrons and have a budget of less than $100,000.


The following libraries received funding:


Adrian Community Library


Advance Community Library


Appleton City Library


Bernie Public Library


Bethany Public Library


Bloomfield Public Library


Canton Public Library


Chaffee Public Library


Clarence Public Library


Conran Memorial Library


Dulany Memorial Library


Hamilton Public Library


LaPlata Public Library


Lilbourn Memorial Library


Lockwood Public Library


Louisiana Public Library


Marceline Carnegie Library


Monroe City Public Library


Mound City Public Library


Norborne Public Library


Oregon Public Library


Piedmont Public Library


Price James Memorial Library


Puxico Public Library


Rich Hill Memorial Library


Robertson Memorial Library


Sarcoxie Public Library


Schuyler County Library


Seymour Community Library


Slater Public Library


Steele Public Library


Sweet Springs Public Library


Valley Park Community Library


Wellsville Public Library


Worth County Library


The Missouri State Library has approved a total of 168 grant applications for the 2019 fiscal year, totaling $1,394,887 in federal awards that the secretary’s office has distributed to public, academic and school libraries throughout Missouri. The grants are funded by the Library Services and Technology Act through the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.


 

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