Secretary of State Jason Kander announced the Troy R-III School District received a Summer Library Program Grant in the amount of $7,150.
The grant will be used to provide summer reading program opportunities using the Boone and Lincoln Elementary School libraries. The program targets children 5–12, especially those with special needs, children in day care, preschool and summer day camps and foster and adoptive children. Programs will involve two themes: “People Who Dig” and “Animals That Dig.” In addition to twice weekly activities, two family night sessions will also be held.
“We’re lucky Missouri has such a rich network of local public libraries throughout the state,” Kander said. “Strong local libraries provide Missourians access to new resources and information right in their own communities. With this federal grant funding, Troy R-III School District will be able to provide Missourians with even better services and programs.”
The secretary of state’s summer library program grants are funded by the Library Services and Technology Act through the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, which is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.
In the 2013 Fiscal Year, the Missouri State Library has approved a total of 47 grant applications, distributing $353,791 in federal awards to libraries throughout Missouri.