The Livingston County Library has funds for new books thanks to a Missouri State Library Targeted Collection Development Grant.  Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with Director Robin Westphal:

Robin Westphal

Press Release from the Livingston County Library

The Livingston County Library was awarded a Missouri State Library Targeted Collection Development Grant in the amount of $6000 to purchase materials in two specific categories. The categories are Health/Medical Resources and Statewide Reading Program Support. “Many of the books in our Health/Medical section were outdated and inadequate. We were able to purchase over 150 new books on diseases, exercise, mental health and diet. It’s always exciting to see such a large number of new books in the Library, but this is especially rewarding because we are able to provide our patrons with up to date and accurate medical information,” stated Library Director Robin Westphal.

“While we don’t have all of the titles in yet, patrons will be able to spot the new books in the Health/Medical section because of their large orange sticker on the spine,” Westphal added.

In addition to Health/Medical materials, the grant allowed the Library to buy award nominated titles in the children’s and teen area. “We have multiple copies of books nominated for the Building Block, Show Me Reader, Mark Twain, Truman and Gateway awards. These are exceptional books that range in reading level from picture books to teen books,” said Westphal.

“We also bought copies of these titles in CD and Playaway format, if available,” Westphal added.

The Missouri State Library is a department of the Secretary of State’s Office and administers the grant.

The Secretary of State’s Missouri State Library Excellence in Library Service 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.