PHOENIX— The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, will award $678,175 in grants throughout the state for more than 50 library projects. The grant money was made possible with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
“These subgrants allow libraries to go above and beyond in their communities,” said Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. “These projects will increase access to information and education for Arizonans. They support institutional improvements and help form inclusive communities. ”
Some of the projects funded by the grant program include: books for incarcerated youth, wifi hotspot lending, digitization of historical materials, science and technology programs for children, a mobile library for seniors, eBook kiosks, TV White Space implementation, and modernization of school library collections. For a complete list of the funded projects, please go to: https://azlibrary.gov/libdev/funding/lsta
Libraries from 11 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) 926-4035.