State Library awards $800,000 in grants statewide

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
June 13, 2017

Secretary of State Michele Reagan has announced the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records will award $800,000 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 listening to their communities and creating programs to meet the needs of the population,” said Secretary Reagan. “In addition to their traditional services, libraries are transforming, offering not only books, but adding programs to educate and engage all ages through customary, digital and social means. The libraries receiving awards this spring reflect the transformation taking place in libraries statewide.”

Some of the projects funded by the grant program include: coding clubs and makerspaces, entrepreneurial centers, assistive technologies, STEM and STEAM programs, resources for early learners, cultural and historical projects, and many more.

Thirteen of the Arizona’s 15 counties received grant funding.

 

Library

Project

County

Award

Cochise County Library District

Free Little Libraries in Cochise County

Cochise

$30,200

Copper Queen Library

Health Collection for CCHA

Cochise

$5,000

Elsie S. Hogan Community Library

Learning, Experience, Technology, and Skills

Cochise

$9,158

Sierra Vista Public Library

Mobile Makerspace

Cochise

$22,050

Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library Main Library

1001 Questions asked -- The Tuba City Public Library "Technology Ambassadors" are there for you!

Coconino

$9,000

Kinsey Inquiry and Discovery Elementary School Library

K.I.D.S. Library "Making" STEM Materialize!!

Coconino

$45,626

Page Public Library

Healthy Living, Healthy Cooking plus add a lot of STEAM

Coconino

$10,000

Payson Public Library

A Space to Learn, Create, Engage, and Play

Gila

$15,000

Eastern Arizona College - Alumni Library

Controversial Topics Resources

Graham

$5,000

Safford City-Graham County Library

Building the Coders and Teammates of Tomorrow: Safford Library Coding Club

Graham

$6,015

Safford City-Graham County Library

Large Print Collection

Graham

$5,000

Clifton Public Library

Increasing Digital Literacy Skills at the Clifton Public Library.

Greenlee

$10,000

Greenlee County Library System

Everything is AWEsome at Greenlee Public Libraries

Greenlee

$30,000

Parker Public Library

Homework Help Program

La Paz

$7,300

Parker Public Library

Junior High Mobile Checkout

La Paz

$5,000

Parker Public Library

Maker Space and Coding Club

La Paz

$7,300

Arizona State University Library

One Hundred Years of Grand: The Grand Canyon National Park Centennial Project

Maricopa

$31,000

Avondale Public Library

Juvenile STEAM Nonfiction

Maricopa

$5,000

Buckeye Public Library

Library on the Go: Improving the Digital Library Experience

Maricopa

$17,250

Chandler Public Library

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Maricopa

$15,000

Desert Foothills Library

Book Bundles for Gifted Learners

Maricopa

$5,000

Glendale Community College

Senior Tech Academy

Maricopa

$15,000

Glendale Public Library

Glendale IDEA Center

Maricopa

$28,259

Glendale Public Library

Glendale StoryWalk

Maricopa

$10,000

Phoenix Public Library

Robotics Parts Lending Library

Maricopa

$50,600

Rio Salado College Library

Continuing Education Collections

Maricopa

$5,000

Scottsdale Public Library

Autism Resource Collection

Maricopa

$5,000

Scottsdale Public Library

Footprints on the Desert: Frank Lloyd Wright in Arizona

Maricopa

$36,000

South Mountain Community Library

The Democracy Wall Project

Maricopa

$9,900

Tempe Public Library

Street Books

Maricopa

$40,000

Navajo County Library District

Expanding NCLD's automation network to include ONNL.

Navajo

$11,787

Navajo County Library District

eBooks for Navajo County

Navajo

$5,000

Rim Community Library

Lego Imaginarium

Navajo

$5,000

Show Low Public Library

Creation Station Maker Space

Navajo

$11,000

Show Low Public Library

Traveling Book Bundles for Seniors

Navajo

$5,000

Pima County Public Library

Grow & Play Space

Pima

$57,800

Ak-Chin Indian Community Library

Ak-Chin Elders on the Go

Pinal

$8,000

Casa Grande Public Library

Casa Grande Public Library Arizona Room Collection

Pinal

$4,850

Casa Grande Public Library

Mobile Puppet Theater

Pinal

$5,000

Maricopa Public Library

Discovery Packs for Early Learners

Pinal

$5,000

Pinal County Library District

WIC Library Outposts

Pinal

$5,000

Patagonia Public Library

Cultural Heritage Speakers

Santa Cruz

$5,000

Cottonwood Public Library

If You Build It, They Will Come

Yavapai

$16,700

Prescott Public Library

You Too! Community Access and Engagement Through Assistive Technology

Yavapai

$38,530

Prescott Valley Public Library

Programming in a Box

Yavapai

$2,500

Prescott Valley Public Library

Creative Aging at Prescott Valley

Yavapai

$5,000

Yavapai County Free Library District

Remedial Rescue

Yavapai

$52,375

Yavapai County Free Library District

Spring Valley Opening Day Collection

Yavapai

$15,050

Yavapai County Free Library District

StoryShare: A Library Outreach Program for Seniors in Care Facilities

Yavapai

$20,000

Yuma County Library District

LEADing Technology Project (Libraries Enabling Assistive Discovery Technology Project)

Yuma

$26,750

 

Award Total:

 

$800,000