PHOENIX – The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, will award over $750,000 in grants throughout the state for 70 library projects. The grant money was made possible with federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, part of the Grants to State program, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
“Libraries across the state are finding unique ways to reach out to their communities during this pandemic,” Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said. “These grants will allow them to continue providing important services that are needed right now.”
Some of the projects funded by the grant program include Wi-Fi hotspot lending; StoryWalks®; virtual events; digitization; autism spectrum awareness; e-books; digital literacy training; STEM and robotics for youth; and college and career resources. For a complete list of the funded projects, please go to: https://azlibrary.gov/libdev/funding/lsta
Libraries from 13 counties submitted applications and at least one library from each of those counties received an award. They include academic, public, school, and tribal libraries.
The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records is a division of Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. For more information visit www.azlibrary.gov or call 602-542-6200.