Secretary of State, Robin Carnahan announced Wednesday the Carrollton Library received $6,623 from the Summer Library Program Grant. The funds will be used to start two summer reading programs targeting children of all ages. Carnahan says, “Missourians are blessed to have a strong network of local public libraries throughout the state.”

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Carnahan Awards Grant to Carrollton Public Library to Advance Missouri Libraries

Jefferson City, Missouri – Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan today announced that the Carrollton Public Library received a Summer Library Program Grant in the amount of $6,623. The grant will be used to implement two summer reading programs.

Dream Big—Read will target children up to age 12. Own the Night will target youth sixth–12th grade. Activities for the programs include story times, crafts, activities and speakers. The University of Missouri Extension will provide support for nutrition programs and the U.S. Army will provide a program on night ops equipment.

“Missourians are blessed to have a strong network of local public libraries throughout the state,” Carnahan said. “Strong local libraries provide citizens with access to vast new resources and information right in their own communities. I’m pleased that this federal grant funding will help support the Carrollton Public Library and provide library patrons even better services and programs.”

The secretary of state’s Summer Library Program grants are funded by the Library Services & 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 2012 Fiscal Year, the Missouri State Library has approved a total of 37 grant applications, distributing $270,686 in federal awards to libraries throughout Missouri.

Visit www.sos.mo.gov to learn more about the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office.The Carrollton Public Library received $6,623 in grant money to implement two new summer reading programs. “Dream Big-Read” will target children 12 and under and, the second “Own the Night” will target youth 6th to 12th grades. Secretary of State Robin Carnahan says she is pleased this federal grant funding will help support the Carrollton Public Library and provide its patrons with even better services and programs.