State Library issues more than half-million dollars in grants statewide

Grants are made possible by the Institute of Museum & Library Services

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
May 26, 2015

For More Information Contact:

Jaime Ball, Grants Consultant
State Library of Arizona
Phone: (602) 926-3365

Kim Crawford
Communications Manager
Phone: (602) 926-3810
Kcrawford@azlibrary.gov

PHOENIX – The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (State Library), a division of the Secretary of State, has issued more than a half-million dollars in grants throughout the state for various library projects. The grant money was made possible with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

“Libraries are changing to meet the informational and educational needs of today’s society,” said Secretary of State Michele Reagan. “In addition to their traditional services, libraries are offering more educational programming for all ages and becoming technological centers for their communities, offering the public access to items like 3D printers. The libraries receiving awards this spring reflect the transformation taking place in libraries statewide.”

Some of the programs funded by the grant program include: early literacy programs, tutoring services for teens, English as a second language education support, as well as science, technology/multimedia, engineering, arts, and math spaces.

The libraries receiving grant funding are:

Library County Award

Avondale Public Library

Maricopa $30,500

Buckeye Public Library

Maricopa $13,720

Camp Verde Community Library

Yavapai

$21,425

Casa Grande Public Library

Pinal

$33,165

Eloy Santa Cruz Library

Pinal

$10,625

Florence Community Library

Pinal

$11,400

Glendale Public Library

Maricopa

$64,239

Greenlee County Library System

Greenlee

$17,570

Holbrook Public Library

Navajo

$12,000

Huachuca City Public Library

Cochise

$10,000

Maricopa County Library District

Maricopa

$9,075

Maricopa Public Library

Pinal

$9,425

Mesa Public Library

Maricopa

$16,000

Mohave County Library District

Mohave

$5,960

Navajo County Library District

Navajo

$17,152

Patagonia Public Library

Santa Cruz

$4,056

Pima County Public Library

Pima

$70,000

Pinal County Library District

Pinal

$49,500

Prescott Valley Public Library

Yavapai

$9,340

Scottsdale Public Library

Maricopa

$67,486

Show Low Public Library

Navajo

$8,090

Tempe Public Library

Maricopa

$3,950

Yavapai County Free Library District

Yavapai

$25,621

Yuma County Library District

Yuma

$20,528

Total Statewide Distribution

$540,827

​For more information on the program coming to your area or educational and technological programs already available, contact your local library.

About the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records

The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (State Library), a division of the Secretary of State, helps Arizonans know and obtain information about their government, their state and their world; providing expertise to empower informed citizens. The State Library includes: the State Library of Arizona that in addition to online digital resources houses collections of genealogy, federal documents and state publications plus is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center; Library Development which supports libraries, librarians and their programs statewide; and, the Arizona Talking Book Library for those who have difficulty reading print due to physical, learning or visual impairment. The State Library also manages the Arizona Capitol Museum and Arizona State Archives and Records Management. For a full range of services and online collections, visit us online at www.azlibrary.gov.

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