For immediate release:                  April 18, 2019

Contact:                                          Maura Browning, Communications Director, (573) 526-0949

Ashcroft Awards Long-Term Library Grants 

Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced that 27 libraries have received Long-Term Grants totaling $570,991. 

“Libraries are an integral part of our communities, providing Missourians an opportunity to learn and grow through the wealth of knowledge and services they offer,” Ashcroft said. “These grants are important to ensuring our libraries have the resources they need to provide quality services and programs to their patrons.” 

These grants provide funding for eligible public library districts to purchase nonfiction materials to meet community needs. 

The following libraries received grants:

 

            Library                                                              Amount            Type

    State Historical Society of Missouri                     $150,500           Digital Imaging

    University of Central Missouri (UCM),

                 James C. Kirkpatrick Library                  $26,246             Digital Imaging

Bollinger County Library                                     $18,128             Spotlight on Literacy

Cape Girardeau Public Library                             $19,000             Spotlight on Literacy

Carter County Library                                        $20,000             Spotlight on Literacy

Carthage Public Library                                     $19,360             Spotlight on Literacy

Carthage Public Library                                     $12,166             Spotlight on Literacy

Daniel Boone Regional Library                           $20,097             Spotlight on Literacy

Hannibal Free Public Library                              $2,200              Spotlight on Literacy

James Memorial Public Library                           $8,658              Spotlight on Literacy

Joplin Public Library                                          $8,272              Spotlight on Literacy

Kansas City Public Library                                 $17,022             Spotlight on Literacy

McDonald County Library                                   $4,868              Spotlight on Literacy

Mid-Continent Public Library                              $8,946              Spotlight on Literacy

Mid-Continent Public Library                              $6,500              Spotlight on Literacy

Mound City Public Library                                  $3,900              Spotlight on Literacy

Neosho/Newton County Library                          $3,828              Spotlight on Literacy

Rolla Public Library                                            $7,457              Spotlight on Literacy

Saint Joseph Public Library                                $13,307             Spotlight on Literacy

Saint Louis County Library                                 $5,340              Spotlight on Literacy

Saint Louis County Library                                 $2,827              Spotlight on Literacy

University City Public Library                              $18,634             Spotlight on Literacy

    West Plains Reorganized School,

  West Plains Middle School                           $14,039             Spotlight on Literacy

Doniphan-Ripley County Library                         $15,221            Technology Ladder

Ferguson Municipal Public Library                      $39,776             Technology Ladder

Richmond Heights Memorial Library                   $12,747             Technology Ladder

Saint Joseph Public Library                                $36,682             Technology Ladder

Scenic Regional Library                                     $8,337              Technology Ladder

Springfield-Greene County Library                      $20,699             Technology Ladder

Texas County Library                                         $26,234             Technology Ladder

 

To view details of how each library plans to spend these grant funds click here

The Missouri State Library has approved a total of 126 grant applications for the 2019 fiscal year, totaling $1,316,959 in federal awards that the secretary’s office has distributed to libraries throughout Missouri. The grants are funded by the Library Services and Technology Act through the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

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Visit www.sos.mo.gov to learn more about the Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.