Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced that Boonslick Regional Library received a Technology Mini-Grant of $17,515.

 

“Missouri’s libraries serve as vital resource hubs for their communities,” Ashcroft said. “Last year, library directors and staff developed new ways to reach and provide services to their patrons. These grants help provide libraries with the technology they need to expand the services they offer and meet the needs of their patrons.”

 

The library will use the grant to purchase and install eight early literacy stations in four branches.

 

Technology Mini-Grants provide funding for eligible libraries to replace older equipment or purchase new equipment to improve library services. Specificially, these grants focus on libraries with a network at risk of imminent failure, replacing software or hardware that’s no longer supported, and projects aimed at responding to COVID-19 through the use of technology.

 

The Missouri State Library has approved a total of 83 grant applications for the 2021 fiscal year, totaling $1,203,011 in federal awards that the secretary’s office has distributed to libraries throughout Missouri. The grants are funded by the Library Services and Technology Act through the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.