Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced Texas County Library received a Technology Ladder Grant of $12,236, which will be used to upgrade technology-related equipment and software at Cabool, where a building remodel and expansion were recently completed.
“Libraries are an integral part of our communities, providing Missourians with a wealth of knowledge and resources,” Ashcroft said. “Grants like the one the Texas County Library received are important to ensuring our libraries continue to provide the best services and programs to their patrons.”
The library will add 14 public access computers, eight mice and one circulation computer for its Cabool branch. The library hopes to make its service more accessible to patrons with disabilities and better serve the Cabool community.
Statewide, 132 grant applications in the 2018 fiscal year, totaling $1,545,214 in federal awards, were 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.