State Library Announces Federal Grants to Local Libraries

Raleigh

N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Secretary Susi H. Hamilton today announced more than $2 million in 2019-20 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants for local N.C. libraries at an event held at UNC-Wilmington’s Randall Library. 

“Libraries play a key role in the creative and physical infrastructure of our state,” said Secretary Hamilton.  “They serve as a focal point for communities, with programs and services that make all of our lives richer. Along with the State Library of North Carolina, I’m proud to announce these grants to benefit libraries across our state.”  

LSTA grants are distributed through the State Library of North Carolina in response to specific needs of public, academic, and community college libraries. These federal funds are investments that help libraries deliver relevant and up-to-date services to their communities. This year’s 2019-20 LSTA grants total over $2.3 million and include 43 awards for local library projects that strengthen capacity, expand access and engage communities. 

The grant awards are made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-00-19-0034-19).  
 
A full list of awardees is available at: https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ld/resources/lsta-grants.

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