library 1147815 1280VILLA PARK – Eight local libraries will receive funds totaling over $350,000 to upgrade programs and help patrons get the resources they need, State Senator Tom Cullerton (D- Villa Park) announced Wednesday.

“This funding will allow libraries to expand the help they give,” Cullerton said. “Whether it be allowing people to access the internet to apply to jobs or providing programming to help kids retain their education over the summer, libraries are a valuable asset to our communities.”

The funds received by the eight local libraries is part of $18.1 million in grants awarded to 638 public libraries across the state. Libraries will use these funds to implement and expand services and products like audiobooks and eBooks, dual language materials, adult programming and more.

The following libraries in the district Cullerton represents will receive funds:

  • Bartlett Public Library District - $55,394
  • Bloomingdale Public Library - $32,477
  • Carol Stream Public Library - $58,574
  • Glenside Public Library District - $53,482
  • Itasca Community Library - $12,757
  • Roselle Public Library District - $33,617
  • Villa Park Public Library - $32,308.40
  • Wood Dale Public Library District - $19,420
  • Addison Public Library - $54,489

“It’s exciting to see what these libraries will do with this new funding to give back to our communities,” Cullerton said. “From story times with children to seminars to help people access assistance, I encourage everyone to see what their local library has to offer.”

For more information on the grants, people can visit the secretary of state’s website.

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