Library Receives $10K Grant from Missouri SOS

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan recently announced Pickler Memorial Library received a Missouri State Library Spotlight on Literacy Grant in the amount of $10,000.
The grant will be used to support the Children’s Literature Festival to take place on campus in April 2011. The primary goal of the Festival is to promote literacy in children in grades 4-6 in Northeast Missouri by stimulating their interest in reading and literature.

The Secretary of State’s Missouri State Library Excellence in Library Service Grants are funded by the Library Services & 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.

So far, during this fiscal year, the Missouri State Library has approved a total of 144 applications that have distributed $1,395,613 in federal grant awards to libraries.

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