PHOENIX – The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, awarded 18 tribal and public libraries CARES Act funding, made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
CARES Act funding from IMLS is intended to help “prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, including to expand digital network access, purchase internet accessible devices, and provide technical support services.” Libraries participating in the CARES Act Calling opportunity will receive LibraryCall, a new phone service that lets everyone in their community -- even those without smartphones, computers or home internet -- have access to stories, events and/or library resources.
Selected libraries will receive LibraryCall setup assistance and thousands of monthly minutes for Dial-a-Story, Calendar Events, and/or Resource Hotline. The service will be paid by the State Library through September 30, 2021.
The libraries that will participate in CARES Act Calling include:
- Ak-Chin Indian Community Library
- Apache County Library District
- Avondale Public Library
- Chino Valley Public Library
- Cochise County Library District
- Copper Queen Library
- Douglas Public Library
- Fernando Escalante Tribal Library- Pascua Yaqui Tribe
- Fort McDowell Tribal Library
- Hopi Public Library
- Kaibab Paiute Tribal Library
- Patagonia Public Library
- Pima County Public Library
- Prescott Valley Public Library
- Sierra Vista Public Library
- Vista Grande Public Library
- Whiteriver Public Library
- Yuma County Library District
For a complete list of IMLS funded projects, please go to: https://azlibrary.gov/libdev/funding/lsta
The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records is a division of the Arizona Secretary of State. For more information visit www.azlibrary.gov or call 602-542-6200.