Area Libraries Receive Summer Grants

| February 1, 2013 | 11:34 pm
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The Marshall and Marceline libraries have both received Summer Library Grants.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross speak with Secretary of State Jason Kander:

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The money comes from federal grants and is distributed by the State Library.  Marshall and Marceline were among the communities who benefit.  Marshall will use their money for an all-ages summer reading program, including the “One Marshall/One Read” program about the Underground Railroad.  Marceline will use their funds to keep libraries open during summer school.  Once summer school is finished, the Marceline Library will continue to hold weekly story time for children ages nine and younger.

Press Release from the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office

Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander today announced the Marshall Public Library received a Summer Library Program Grant in the amount of $4,748.

The grant will be used to offer a summer reading program for all ages that will feature programs, activities, reading, discussions, exhibits, presentations and a One Marshall/One Read program on the Underground Railroad.

“We’re lucky Missouri has such a rich network of local public libraries throughout the state,” Kander said. “Strong local libraries provide Missourians access to new resources and information right in their own communities. With this federal grant funding, Marshall Public Library will be able to provide Missourians with even better services and programs.”

The secretary of state’s summer library program grants are funded by the Library Services and Technology Act through the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, which is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.

In the 2013 Fiscal Year, the Missouri State Library has approved a total of 47 grant applications, distributing $353,791 in federal awards to libraries throughout Missouri.

Press Release from the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office

Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander today announced the Marceline Carnegie Library received a Summer Library Program Grant in the amount of $4,748.

The grant will be used to keep the Marceline R-V School libraries open during summer school. A reading buddy program will be implemented. Three presentations encouraging children to read will be held. After summer school ends, the library will hold weekly story time programs for children 9 and under surrounding the theme “Dig into Reading.”

“We’re lucky Missouri has such a rich network of local public libraries throughout the state,” Kander said. “Strong local libraries provide Missourians access to new resources and information right in their own communities. With this federal grant funding, Marceline Carnegie Library will be able to provide Missourians with even better services and programs.”

The secretary of state’s summer library program grants are funded by the Library Services and Technology Act through the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, which is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.

In the 2013 Fiscal Year, the Missouri State Library has approved a total of 47 grant applications, distributing $353,791 in federal awards to libraries throughout Missouri.

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