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JEFFERSON CITY -- Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced McDonald County Library has been awarded a Summer Library Program Grant of $10,000.

"Libraries play a vital role in providing learning opportunities to people of all ages," Ashcroft said. "These grants help Missouri's libraries provide educational programs during a time when many patrons, particularly younger ones, have a less structured environment."

The library will use the grant to offer a summer reading program for people of all ages. Special efforts will include passive makerspace activities, and bringing the program to local public schools, daycares and nursing homes.

Summer Library Program Grants help libraries expand opportunities for children, teens and adults to improve their reading skills. They also assist libraries in enriching summer learning experiences and enhancing opportunities to reach unserved summer populations.

The Missouri State Library has approved a total of 80 grant applications in the 2020 fiscal year, totaling $521,266 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.

Community on 02/13/2020

Print Headline: McDonald County Library Receives Program Grant

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