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Live and Learn Construction Grants
Secretary White has also awarded FY2011 Live and Learn Construction Grants to sixteen public libraries to help pay for essential capital improvements.
“This important program helps public libraries pay for projects such as remodeling for handicapped accessibility, new heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, and in some cases new construction or building additions,” White said. “Many public libraries simply don’t have sufficient funds to make these improvements on their own, though some of these grants require matching funds.
“Our public libraries have never been more important to our communities. I am pleased to be able to award these grants through the Illinois State Library to help maintain the infrastructure of our public libraries, and help them remain the best information resource available to citizens.”
White said the libraries receiving grants are:
LaGrange Park Public Library District, $50,000
Mount Zion Public Library District, $3,255
Nashville Public Library, $2,712
New Athens District Library, $50,000
Bryan-Bennett Library in Salem, $20,546
Carrier Mills-Stonefort Public Library District, $22,508
Olney Public Library, $25,000
Gillespie Public Library, $25,000
Harrisburg Public Library District, $24,690
Waverly Public Library, $25,000
Toulon Public Library District, $125,000
Sycamore Public Library, $125,000
Lanark Public Library, $123,350
Mississippi Valley Public Library District in Fairmont City, $125,000
Atwood-Hammond Public Library District in Atwood, $25,000
Waukegan Public Library, $38,739
The Atwood-Hammond Public Library will use FY2011 Live and Learn Construction Grant monies for the replacement of the roof and a skylight to provide a more insulated, energy efficient facility. Automated entry doors will also be added to allow all patrons easy access to the library. Improvements will be contracted and scheduled in the near future.