NASHVILLE, Tenn. –State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) said today he has been advised by Secretary of State Tre Hargett that six public libraries in Senate District 12 will receive state and federal technology grants. When combined the grants for the district total $6,468.
The funds will be used for computers.
“This is great news for our local libraries,” said Senator Yager. “Our libraries are a great asset to our communities. Students of all ages benefit from the resources which are available there. The outreach of the public library has changed dramatically, too. Many citizens access the local library to use a computer to search for work, apply online for school, or for general interest. I am very pleased that these funds are available.”
The grants include:
· $350 for the Winifield Public Library,
· $1,640 to the Rockwood Public Library,
· $1,412 to the LaFollette Public Library,
· $862 to the Jellico Public Library,
· $1,514 to the Harriman Public Library; and,
· $690 to the Audrey Pack Memorial Library
“Every penny sent to our libraries are needed and put to good use,” added Yager. “Along with my five House colleagues from the 12th district, I was happy to support the appropriation for the Secretary of State’s office which makes these grants possible.”