pexels element digital 1370298CHICAGO – The Chicago Public Library will soon see upgrades to its services thanks to over $4 million in grant funds, State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago) announced Wednesday.

“Millions of patrons depend on the Chicago Public Library for learning and other purposes, and will significantly benefit from this grant,” Van Pelt said. “After a challenging year for education, the library proves to be an invaluable resource to the community.”

The $4,488,170 received by Chicago Public Library is part of $18.1 million in grants awarded to 638 public libraries across the state.

Libraries can use the funds for new resources such as computers, iPads, printers, Spanish and dual language materials, large print material for seniors, and other equipment and technology.

“Libraries promote learning, not just for children, but people of every age,” Van Pelt said. “Everyone will be able to utilize the additional resources made possible by this grant.”

The Illinois Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants Program has aided public libraries with low library tax bases for over 40 years.

Visit the secretary of state’s website for additional information.


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