FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 18, 2020
Mary Stadick Smith, South Dakota Department of Education, 1-605-773-7228 , firstname.lastname@example.org or
Ruth Raveling, South Dakota Department of Education, 1-605-773-2593 , email@example.com
PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota State Library is pleased to announce 19 recipients of the first round of Library Technology grants funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the federal CARES Act. Awardees received $1,000 or $2,000 grants to update, expand, or improve technology in their libraries.
"Libraries are essential to their communities, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only served to highlight that need," said Daria Bossman, state librarian. "Libraries are a vital source for trusted community information, education, and connection."
Congratulations to these grant recipients:
Public libraries and public school libraries that have not already received grants have until Aug. 3 to apply for remaining funds. Library directors should have received an email link to apply from the State Library.