Flagstaff and Coconino County Libraries receive $63,000 in grants

Grants provide funding for projects in Tuba City and Flagstaff

For Immediate Release
June 3, 2016

For More Information Contact:

Kim Crawford, Deputy Director of Communications 
Phone: (602) 926-3810

PHOENIX – On Monday, June 6, Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan will present Flagstaff and Coconino County Libraries grants totaling more than $63,000 to be used for various library programs. The grant money was made possible through the Arizona State Library with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The presentation is 4 p.m. at the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library located at 300 W. Aspen.

“Libraries all over the state continue to be knowledge centers in the community, engaging citizens with increased accessibility to collections and educational programs for all ages,” said Secretary of State Michele Reagan, whose office oversees the Arizona State Library. “I am glad to present Flagstaff and Coconino County Libraries grants to encourage these types of programs in Northern Arizona.”

The more than $63,000 in grants includes monies for:

  • $38,254 to the Tuba City Public Library for “Crafting Creative Communities,” creating an arts and crafts programs at the library to help people learn new skills and engage with others.
  • $12,300 to the Flagstaff Public Library for “Environmental Stewardship,” planting irrigation-free gardens which will be used as the centerpiece of a series of programs centered on sustainability and personal wellness themes for the community.
  • $7,030 to the Flagstaff Public Library for “Get to Know Your Library,” a community partnership with North Country Healthcare to expose children to reading outside the library.
  • $6,000 to the Flagstaff Public Library for “Building Community through Digital Access,” a program to make rare and unique historically significant collections accessible through digitizing them.

“Thank you to Secretary Reagan for the outstanding support to our libraries that serve our citizens throughout Coconino County,” said Heidi Holland, Flagstaff City, Coconino County Library District Director/Librarian.

To find out what is happening at libraries throughout Coconino County, go online to http://flagstaffpubliclibrary.org/