ROE and Sparta Library receive grants

In support of libraries, education and lifelong learning, Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Alexi Giannoulias announced that he has awarded over $21.4 million in grants for library services and over $5.7 million in adult literacy grants for local literacy programs to more than 140 Illinois recipients.

“As state librarian, it’s a privilege to provide these resources to support and enhance local library services and adult literacy programs across Illinois,” said Giannoulias. “Without properly funding programs, staff and educators, learning is difficult. These grants have the ability to position individuals for success and change lives by serving the unique needs of local communities.”

For more on the grants, please see this week’s print edition.