Local libraries awarded more than $90,000 in grant money

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DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - More than $90,000 in state-sponsored grant money has been approved for area libraries.

The Public Library Per Capita Grants Program was established to help improve public libraries and increase library services. 

Grant amounts of up to $1.25 per person served are available, on an annual basis, to all Illinois local public libraries through an application process.

Libraries within the 104th Legislative House District receiving funds include:

  •     Catlin Public Library District for $4,125.00
  •     Danville Public Library for $41,283.75
  •     Georgetown Public Library for $4,342.50
  •     Oakwood Public Library District for $7,683.75
  •     Rantoul Public Library for $16,176.25
  •     Elwood Township Carnegie Library for $2,058.75
  •     Westville Public Library District for $15,623.75

The grant money can be used for things such as materials, personnel, equipment, electronic access, telecommunications and technology.

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