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State doles out grant money for area libraries

Posted by wlpo on February 15, 2010

Several libraries in La Salle County are receiving state grants.

The state is giving out around $12 million this year in “Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants”.  Nine libraries in La Salle County are getting money.

The library district in Ottawa is getting a $29,000 grant.  Streator’s been awarded $14,000 while La Salle and Peru library districts are getting $10,000 grants.  The Graves-Hume Library district in Mendota was selected for a $7,000 grant while Marseilles and Oglesby libraries will get $4,000 and the library districts in Utica and Earlville will get over $2,000.

The grants can be used for things like salary, equipment and materials.

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