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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.

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