Congratulations to the Richards Free Library (Newport, NH) and the Hinsdale Public Library upon receiving funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. According to yesterday’s news release from the USDA, The Richards Free Library will receive $5,600 to purchase and install an internet fiber connection in the library, and Hinsdale will receive $9,600 to purchase computers and software to automate library functions, allowing for barcoding capabilities for book inventory. Wow!
The $15 million in Recovery Act funding announced yesterday is being provided through USDA Rural Development’s Community Facilities Program. It will be combined with $10.2 million from other sources. Altogether, 190 libraries across the country have benefited from Recovery Act funding. For a complete list of the library projects funded by USDA, click here.