$8,090 grant awarded by Arizona State Library
SHOW LOW, Ariz. (August 10, 2015) – Show Low Public Library plans to redesign the library’s teen area that includes mobile device charging stations, new furniture, and updated signage and decor. Thanks to a grant for $8,090 from the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, the library “will make this area more teen-friendly to facilitate study and access to other educational opportunities, such as our new online tutoring service,” according to Library Services Manager Jeff Collins. “We want everyone in our community to use the library, especially teens,” said Collins.
In 2015, the Arizona State Library received over $3 million under the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. More than $500,000 of the funding was awarded on a competitive basis to libraries in Arizona. The remaining funds will be used to support statewide services, including family literacy and reading programs, electronic databases, digital government initiatives, continuing education classes, and other programs. “Learners are at the center of all our initiatives, as we dedicate our efforts towards lifelong learning and literacy,” said State Librarian Joan Clark. “Our libraries have become community anchors that address diverse needs, including employment and economic development, civic engagement, and human services. We’ll be there to lead and support these efforts.”
For more information, visit www.showlowaz.gov/library, stop by the library at 181 N. 9th Street, call (928) 532-4070, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.