The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

State & National News

June 26, 2013

State Library of North Carolina Announces Federal Grants to Local Schools and Libraries

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 — RALEIGH -- The State Library of North Carolina is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant awardees. This year's $4,171,823 federal allotment will be distributed on behalf of North Carolina's libraries through programs and services available under the North Carolina LSTA Five-Year Plan. The 42 awards go to local library projects that

• advance literacy and lifelong learning

• expand access to library resources and expertise

• promote partnerships and collaboration

• and digitize materials important to the cultural heritage of North Carolina

This funding is made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal grant-making agency and is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. These federal funds are investments that help libraries deliver relevant and up-to-date services for their communities.


A full list of awardees appears below:


EZ Collobration and Innovation Grants totaling $235,560


Bladen County Public Library    Elizabethtown, Bladen County    $50,000

Cabarrus County Public Library    Concord, Cabarrus County    $16,311

Caswell County Public Library    Yanceyville, Caswell County    $32,122

Cawtawba County Public Library    Newtown, Catawba County    $19,702

Guilford College    Greensboro, Guilford County    $49,232

N.C. School of Science & Mathematics    Durham, Durham Countty    $50,000

Western Carolina University    Collowhee, Jackson County    $18,193


EZ Literacy and Lifelong Learning Grants totaling $234,189


Braswell Memorial Library    Rocky Mount, Nash County    $23,320

Cawtawba County Public Library    Newtown, Catawba County    $7,464

Chowan University    Murfreesboro, Chowan County    $17,426

Cumberland County Public Library

and Information Center

Fayetteville, Cumberland County    $49,964

Davie County Public Library    Mocksville, Davie County    $20,000

Lincoln County Public Library    Lincolnton, Lincoln County    $49,999

Madison County Public Library    Marshall, Madison County    $12,000

McDowell County Public Library    Marion, McDowell County    $18,006

New Hanover County Public Library  Wilmington, New Hanover County $30,000

Southern Pines Public Library    Southern Pines, Moore County    $6,000

EZ Planning Grants totaling $296,572


Central Piedmont Community College    Charlotte, Mecklenburg County    $44,769

Chatham County Public Libraries    Siler City, Chatham County    $20,000

Cumberland County Public Library

and Information Center    Fayetteville, Cumberland County    $25,634

Edgecombe Community College    Tarboro, Edgecombe County    $26,593

Farmville Public Library    Farmville, Pitt County    $14,848

McDowell County Public Library    Marion, McDowell County    $21,152

Neuse Regional Library    Kinston, Greene, Jones and Lenoir Counties     $38,583

North Carolina A&T University    Greensboro, Guilford County    $44,415

North Carolina Central University    Durham, Durham County    $17,193

Pitt Community College    Greenville, Pitt County    $23,655

Randolph County Public Library    Asheboro, Randolph County    $20,000

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