School Libraries

  • library 011520SPRINGFIELD – Ten local school districts will receive more than $16,000 in grants through the Illinois secretary of state’s School Library Grant program, Senate Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood) announced today.

    The grants, which are issued by the Illinois State Library, are meant to help public schools offer more library books and materials to students.

    “I am delighted that many deserving schools will benefit from this years’ library grants,” said Lightford. “Having access to new library books and additional educational materials encourages students to experience the joy of reading and learning exciting information.”

    Schools receiving school library grants include:

    • Bellwood School District 88 — $1,656.75
    • Berkeley School District 87 — $1,797
    • Proviso Township High School District 209 — $3,254.25
    • Forest Park School District 91 — $750
    • Hillside School District 93 — $750
    • Lyons Township High School District 204 — $3,038.25
    • LaGrange School District 102 — $2,209.50
    • Komarek District 94 — $750
    • River Forest School District 90 — $1,072.50
    • Westchester School District 92.5 — $815.25
  • library 072519GLEN CARBON – Six local school districts will receive more than $14,000 in grants through the Illinois secretary of state’s School Library Grant program, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) announced today.

    The grants, which are issued by the Illinois State Library, are meant to help public schools offer more library books and materials to students.

    “School libraries have the tools to increase a child’s lifelong learning and literacy skills, enabling their individual social participation both in the classroom and at home,” Crowe said. “I applaud our state for recognizing the importance of providing our children with the opportunity to find a passion for reading.”

    Schools receiving school library grants include:

    • Alton Community Unit School District 11 – $4,395.00
    • Collinsville Community Unit School District 10 – $2,877.00
    • Granite City Community Unit School District 9 – $4,280.25
    • Central School District 104, O’Fallon – $750.00
    • Roxana Community Unit District 1 – $1,302.75
    • East Alton-Wood River Community High School District 14 – $750.00

    From Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations approved by the General Assembly and the governor, school library grants were awarded based on a formula of $.75 per student, with a minimum grant award of $750.

    School libraries can use the funds to acquire fiction and/or nonfiction books, educational CDs and DVDs, and library subscriptions to electronic resources, as well as to improve technology by purchasing new computers or improving Wi-Fi connectivity.

  • school library grants 0118SPRINGFIELD – Eight suburban school districts in the area have been awarded library grants from the Illinois Secretary of State’s School District Library Grant Program. The program is designed to help provide more library books and materials for public school students in Illinois.

    More than $12,800 will be awarded to the eight school districts.

    “The more we can incentivize reading and improved comprehension skills in our students, the more well-balanced and prepared they will be as they progress into college and the workplace,” said State Senator Julie Morrison (D – Deerfield).

    The grant award amount is based on funds appropriated by the General Assembly and the school’s official enrollment as of the previous school year.

    The following local schools are receiving funds from the School District Library Grant Program:

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  • school library grants 0118BUNKER HILL – Seventeen local school districts will receive more than $22,000 in grants through the Illinois secretary of state’s School Library Grant program, Senator Andy Manar announced today.

    The grants, which are issued by the Illinois State Library, are meant to help public schools offer more library books and materials to students.

    “I am pleased that so many deserving central Illinois schools will benefit from this year’s library grants,” said Manar, a Bunker Hill Democrat. “This support will go a long way toward helping school libraries offer new and updated materials as children hone their reading skills and discover the thrill of picking up a great book.”