State Library awards more than $800,000 in grants statewide

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

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
May 11, 2016

PHOENIX – The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (State Library), a division of the Secretary of State, will award more than $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 of State Michele Reagan. “In addition to their traditional services, libraries are transforming, offering not only traditional book services, but adding programs to educate and engage all ages through traditional, 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: small business and career hubs, creative aging programs, digital literacy training, improving library access for Spanish speakers, school readiness programs, Makerspaces, and many more.

The libraries receiving grant funding are:

Library

Project

County

Award

Myrtle Kraft Library

Let’s Make: Creativity in a Box!

Cochise

$19,075

Elfrida Library

Skill Sessions @Elfrida

Cochise

$16,850

Flagstaff City - Coconino County Public Library

Building Community through Digital Access

Coconino

$6,000

Flagstaff City - Coconino County Public Library

Crafting Creative Communities - The Tuba City Public Library "Makes" It Happen!

Coconino

$38,254

Flagstaff City - Coconino County Public Library

Environmental Stewardship at the Flagstaff Public Library

Coconino

$12,300

Flagstaff City - Coconino County Public Library

Get to Know Your Library

Coconino

$7,030

Cline Library, Northern Arizona University

The MakerLab: realizing imagination, creativity, and invention in Cline Library

Coconino

$69,415

Gila County Library District

Audio eBooks for the Gila County Library District’s Overdrive platform

Gila

$5,500

Mesa Public Library

Ageless Wonders: Creative Aging Program

Maricopa

$12,020

Chandler Public Library

America in Times of Conflict

Maricopa

$11,050

Scottsdale Public Library

Cultivating Knowing and Growing: An Extension of Measuring for Success

Maricopa

$154,650

Maricopa County Library District -Southeast Regional Library

Early Literacy - Play to Learn!

Maricopa

$6,000

Tempe Public Library

Finding Your Way at the Tempe Public Library

Maricopa

$15,000

Glendale Public Library

Glendale Libraries Transform: Express Yourself

Maricopa

$23,950

Mesa Public Library

Let’s Get Ready for School!

Maricopa

$18,250

Willis Junior High School Media Center

Literacy is our Priority

Maricopa

$5,500

Peoria Public Library

Makerspace Peoria

Maricopa

$5,175

Buckeye Public Library

Maximizing the Now and Planning For Rapid Future Growth

Maricopa

$25,000

Scottsdale Public Library

Senior Makers at SPL

Maricopa

$23,560

Peoria Public Library

Spanish Books and ESL CDs and DVDs for Sunrise Mountain Library

Maricopa

$5,500

Phoenix Public Library

STEM Communities of Learning

Maricopa

$60,000

Navajo County Library District

Capturing our Patrons’ Attention on Every Library Visit

Navajo

$24,226

Show Low Public Library

From Children’s Center to Kidtastic!

Navajo

$11,682

Pima County Public Library

101 Ideas for Career Success

Pima

$53,100

Pima County Public Library

Discovering Gateways to Serving the Latina/o and Spanish-speaking Communities

Pima

$26,400

Arizona Historical Society

Tempe and Flagstaff Cataloging Project

Pima

$9,025

Ak-Chin Indian Community Library

Coordination Station!

Pinal

$5,270

Casa Grande Public Library

StoryWalk Casa Grande

Pinal

$9,738

Patagonia Public Library

Expand Your Horizons

Santa Cruz

$6,326

Prescott Valley Public Library

Digital Literacy Training: Oasis Connections at Prescott Valley Public Library

Yavapai

$9,140

Camp Verde Community Library

Expanding Library Services to Spanish Community through Early Literacy

Yavapai

$20,350

Cottonwood Public Library

Non-Fiction AV2 Beginning Books Project

Yavapai

$5,500

Yavapai County Free Library District

Opening day collection for the Paulden Public Library

Yavapai

$33,550

Sedona Public Library in the Village

Self-Service Scanning, Faxing, and Printing NOW @ Your Library!

Yavapai

$13,668

Prescott Valley Public Library

The Peak Experience Business Hub at the Prescott Valley Public Library

Yavapai

$13,100

Yuma County Library District

Touch N’ Learn project, Phase 3

Yuma

$20,346

 

Total

 

$801,500

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