Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White's office is awarding over $670,000 in grants to 159 libraries around Illinois.
Several local libraries received funding from the "Another Back to Books" grants, which will help them acquire fiction and/or non-fiction books, learning CDs and DVDs, and other educational items.
Libraries applied for the grants, specifying what materials they would purchase with the funds. Examples including women's studies, sociology, health sciences, materials to help veterans transition from military to civilian life, Spanish language items, large-print books, and more.
Some of the local institutions that received funding include:
The grants were supplied by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Illinois State Library.
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