The Texas County Library system will receive a grant to aid in workforce development needs.

Texas County Library has won a $1,500 grant that will used to support workforce development efforts, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said.

It was among 16 in the state to receive funding.

“Missouri’s libraries serve as resource hubs for their communities, with many acting as the de facto business center in their area,” Ashcroft said. “These grants ensure they can continue to offer their patrons materials which are vital to the development of business and workforce skills.”

Workforce Development Collection Improvement Grants are used to strengthen print, audio and digital collections in the areas of workforce development and small business support. The grants were offered to libraries with revenue below $1 million that serve populations more than 20,000.

The grants are funded by the Library Services and Technology Act through the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.



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