Sen. Theis applauds Fowlerville, Howell district libraries on grants

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Lana Theis on Wednesday applauded the Fowlerville District Library and Howell Carnegie District Library on being selected by the Library of Michigan to receive Improving Access to Information (IAI) grant funding.

“This is great news for the Fowlerville and Howell communities,” said Theis, R-Brighton. “These grants will be a big help to the libraries as they continually work to broaden and improve people’s access to their outstanding services. I appreciate the Department of Education and the Library of Michigan for supporting our part of the state.”

The Fowlerville District Library will receive a one-time grant of $15,669 to expand access to e-books through pop-up library Wi-Fi hotspots, while the Howell Carnegie District Library will receive $25,000 to digitize and expand access to a collection of historic photo negatives. The libraries were two of nine statewide selected to receive a grant.

According to the state library, the IAI grants support programs designed to increase access by improving literacy, provide broader access to special or historic collections, or improve digital access and inclusion.

The Library of Michigan is an agency within the Michigan Department of Education. For more information, visit www.Michigan.gov/LibraryOfMichigan.

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