• Area libraries to receive grant funds

    by  • April 3, 2013 • News

    Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded fiscal year 2013 Illinois public library per capita and equalization aid grants totaling $11.9 million to 611 public libraries serving almost 12 million patrons.

    Per capita grant funding is authorized under Illinois library law and helps ensure that public libraries have some of the resources they need for expenses such as materials, personnel, equipment, electronic access, telecommunications and technology. equalization aid grants help certain public libraries that have a low library tax base, and ensure a minimum level of funding for library services.

    In our listening area, multiple libraries will be receiving grants, including the the Centralia Regional Library District, which will receive nearly $30,000; and the C.E. Brehm Memorial Public Library District in Mt. Vernon, which will receive nearly $39,000.

     

     Clinton County

    Breese………………………. Breese Public Library…………………………………………………….. $4,564.82

    Carlyle………………………. Case-Halstead Public Library………………………………………….. $3,371.72

    Germantown……………… Germantown Public Library District…………………………………. $1,976.17

    New Baden………………… New Baden Public Library………………………………………………. $3,441.60

    Trenton……………………… Trenton Public Library……………………………………………………. $2,790.07

    Fayette County

    Vandalia……………………. Evans Public Library District………………………………………….. $11,798.45

    Jefferson County

    Mount Vernon……………. C.E. Brehm Memorial Public Library District………………….. $38,966.43

    Marion County

    Centralia…………………… Centralia Regional Library District………………………………… $29,937.50

    Kinmundy………………….. Kinmundy Public Library……………………………………………………. $818.01

    Salem……………………….. Bryan-Bennett Library……………………………………………………. $7,691.96

    Washington County

    Ashley……………………….. Ashley Public Library District………………………………………….. $1,959.73

    Nashville……………………. Nashville Public Library………………………………………………….. $3,348.08