Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded more than $1 million in "Back to Books" grants to 230 Illinois libraries to acquire fiction and/or non-fiction books, learning CDs and DVDs and other educational materials.|
Libraries submitted applications specifying the types of books and other materials they would purchase if they received funding. Awards range from $2,500 to $5,000 per library, made possible by a combination of funds from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services and state of Illinois library funds.
Local recipients included:
-- United Township High School,East Moline, $5,000
-- Geneseo Public Library District, $5,000
--Hampton School District, $4,000
-- Kewanee Public Library, $4,500
-- Wethersfield School District, Kewanee, $5,000
-- Bureau Valley Community School District, Manlius, $4,552
-- Moline Public Library, $2,500
-- Moline School District, $5,000
-- Sherrard Public Library, $5,000.
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