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Everett receives coveted LSTA Grant from the NC State Library

Meeting students needsEverett Library will use grant to upgrade technology and equipment

Everett Library is excited to join other libraries in receiving a coveted LSTA Grant from The State Library of North Carolina. 

A division of the Department of Cultural Resources, The State Library is awarding $4.9 million in federally funded grants to 162 state libraries for projects ranging from book collections, planning, community outreach, digitization of materials, and technology improvements. 

Thanks to a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal grant making agency, Everett Library will receive $44,323 in funds for technology and equipment upgrades to meet students' growing needs for access to electronic sources and services.  Queens joins other prominent institutions in being awarded an LSTA grant, including North Carolina State University whose libraries received $96,725 in funding for digitization of archival materials and the Alamance Count Public Libraries who were awarded $29,552 for new computers and software for a mobile training lab.

Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Linda Carlisle notes that "whether people are doing job searches, joining in summer reading programs, or seeking information online, libraries are community gathering places.  This federal investment will help North Carolina libraries maintain their collections and provide the services and technology that help children, adults, students and life-long learners stay informed and connected."

Managing the Library Services and Technology Act, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is the main source of federal funding for the 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums nationwide.  The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.  The Library Services and Technology Act grant programs support projects throughout North Carolina libraries to enhance lifelong learning and improve equal access to 21st century library services.
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