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

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

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
[email protected]

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



Casa Grande Public Library



Eloy Santa Cruz Library



Florence Community Library



Glendale Public Library



Greenlee County Library System



Holbrook Public Library



Huachuca City Public Library



Maricopa County Library District



Maricopa Public Library



Mesa Public Library



Mohave County Library District



Navajo County Library District



Patagonia Public Library

Santa Cruz


Pima County Public Library



Pinal County Library District



Prescott Valley Public Library



Scottsdale Public Library



Show Low Public Library



Tempe Public Library



Yavapai County Free Library District



Yuma County Library District



Total Statewide Distribution


​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