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Jesse White Awards more than $752,000 in “Back to Books” Grants

187 libraries awarded

 

Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded $752,835 in “Back to Books” grants to 187 Illinois libraries for fiction and nonfiction books.

“It is important that our libraries have access to a diverse collection of books available for knowledge and enjoyment,” said White. “These grants are a great way for libraries to encourage reading and get more people to utilize their local library.” Libraries submitted applications specifying the types of books that were needed. Requests included:

· Building collections in women’s studies and sociology.

· New materials in science, technology, engineering and math(STEM).

· Cultural, geographical and travel books.

· Spanish-language fiction and nonfiction books and audiobooks.

· Large-print books for senior citizens on topics related to retirement such as health, hobbies, finances and technology.

· Biographies and books on local, state, national and world history.

· E-books to support remote learning.

· Award-winning books such as Caldecott and Illinois Reads titles.

· Do-it-yourself projects, hobbies and craftsmanship subjects.

Awards ranged from $465 to $4,900 per library and were made possible by federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Abingdon Abingdon-Avon SD #276 $4,900.00
Albion Edwards County CCUD #1 $4,900.00
Alsip Atwood Heights School District #125 $4,900.00
Altamont Altamont Public Library $4,400.00
Ashkum Central Community Unit School District #4 $4,700.00
Ashland A-C Central C.U.S.D. #262 $4,900.00
Ashton Mills & Petrie Memorial Library and Gymnasium $3,250.00
Astoria Astoria Public Library District $4,900.00
Athens Athens Municipal Library $4,900.00
Auburn Auburn Public Library District $4,900.00
Avon Village of Avon Public Library $4,900.00
Beardstown Beardstown Houston Memorial Public Library $3,320.00
Belleville Signal Hill School District #181 $465.00
Belvidere Ida Public Library $3,500.00
Benld Frank Bertetti Benld Public Library $500.00
Benton Benton CHSD #103 $4,900.00
Bethany Okaw Valley CUSD #302 $1,000.00
Bradley Bradley Elementary School District 61 $4,900.00
Breese Central Community High School District #71 $3,000.00
Brighton Brighton Memorial Library District $4,900.00
Bunker Hill Bunker Hill Public Library District $3,000.00
Cahokia Cahokia Public Library District $4,599.00
Calumet Park Calumet Park Public Library $4,900.00
Carbondale Unity Point SD #140 $4,900.00
Carlinville Carlinville Public Library $2,000.00
Carrier Mills Carrier Mills-Stonefort CUSD #2 $4,900.00
Carrier Mills Carrier Mills-Stonefort Public Library District $4,900.00
Casey Casey Township Library $4,900.00
Casey Casey-Westfield CUSD C-4 $4,900.00
Centralia Centralia HSD #200 $1,600.00
Centralia Centralia Regional Library District $4,900.00
Chadwick Chadwick-Milledgeville CUSD #399 $4,601.00
Charleston Charleston Carnegie Public Library $4,500.00
Chester Chester Public Library $4,900.00
Clay City Clay City CUSD #10 $4,900.00
Colchester Colchester District Library $4,512.00
Cowden Dry Point Township Library $4,900.00
Crest Hill Chaney-Monge School District #88 $4,900.00
DeLand DeLand-Weldon CU”SD #57 $4,900.00
DePue Selby Township Library District $500.00
Dieterich Dieterich CU #30 $4,900.00
Dix Rome Community Consolidated SD #2 $4,900.00
Dongola Dongola Public Library District $2,000.00
Downs Tri-Valley CUSD #3 $954.00
Dupo Daugherty Public Library District $4,900.00
DuQuoin DuQuoin Public Library $2,000.00
East Alton East Alton Public Library District $4,900.00
East Dubuque East Dubuque CUSD #119 $1,472.00
East Peoria East Peoria CHSD #309 $4,900.00
East Saint Louis East Saint Louis Public Library $4,900.00
Fairview Heights Grant Community Consolidated SD #110 $4,600.00
Farmer City Farmer City Public Library $4,899.00
Farmington Farmington Area Library District $4,900.00
Fisher Fisher Unit 1 School District $495.00
Flanagan Flanagan-Cornell Unit District #74 $2,000.00
Flora Flora CUD #35 $4,900.00
Flora Flora Public Library $4,900.00
Forreston Forreston Public Library $3,500.00
Forsyth Maroa-Forsyth CUSD 2 $4,500.00
Fulton River Bend Community Unit District #2 $3,000.00
Fulton Schmaling Memorial Public Library District $2,000.00
Girard North Mac CUSD 34 $4,831.00
Golconda Pope County CUSD #1 $4,500.00
Grayville Grayville CUSD #1 $4,900.00
Grayville Groff Memorial Library $4,900.00
Greenup Greenup Township Public Library $4,900.00
Greenville Greenville Public Library $2,750.00
Harrisburg Harrisburg Public Library District $4,900.00
Hartsburg Hartsburg Emden CUSD #21 $4,900.00
Herrin Herrin City Library $4,189.00
Hillsboro Hillsboro Area Public Library District $600.00
Hodgkins Hodgkins Public Library District $4,900.00
Hopkins Park Pembroke Public Library District $2,200.00
Hume Shiloh Community Unit School District #1 $1,400.00
Hutsonville Hutsonville SD #1 $3,000.00
Ingleside Gavin School District 37 $4,900.00
Itasca Itasca School District #10 $4,900.00
Jacksonville Illinois School for the Visually Impaired $4,900.00
Jonesboro Jonesboro Public Library $4,900.00
Kansas Kansas Community Unit School District #3 $1,600.00
Kinmundy Kinmundy Public Library $4,900.00
Kirkland Kirkland Public Library $4,900.00
Lake Forest Rondout School District 72 $4,900.00
LaSalle LaSalle Elementary SD #122 $4,900.00
LaSalle LaSalle Public Library $4,900.00
Lebanon Lebanon CUSD #9 $4,738.00
Lindenwood Eswood CCSD #269 $4,900.00
Louisville North Clay CU #25 $4,900.00
Macomb Macomb Public Library District $4,900.00
Macon Meridian CUSD 15 $4,900.00
Madison Madison CUSD #12 $4,880.00
Manito Midwest Central CUSD 191 $4,900.00
Marion Crab Orchard Public Library District $4,900.00
Marquette Heights Marquette Heights Public Library $4,900.00
Marseilles Marseilles Public Library $4,900.00
Martinsville Martinsville Unit School District #C-3 $4,784.00
Mattoon Mattoon Public Library $4,900.00
McLeansboro Hamilton County CUSD #10 $4,900.00
McLeansboro McCoy Memorial Library $4,900.00
Morrison Morrison Community Unit School District #6 $1,300.00
Morrison Odell Public Library $1,500.00
Morton Grove Golf Elementary School District 67 $1,000.00
Mount Carmel Mount Carmel Public Library $4,500.00
Mount Sterling Brown County Public Library District $4,900.00
Mount Vernon C.E. Brehm Memorial Public Library District $4,000.00
Murphysboro Sallie Logan Public Library $1,500.00
Nashville Nashville CHSD #99 $4,900.00
New Berlin New Berlin Community Unit School District #16 $2,745.00
Nokomis Nokomis C.U.D. #22 $4,500.00
Nokomis Nokomis Public Library $4,900.00
Normal Illinois State University Laboratory SD #901 $4,900.00
Norridge Board of Education District #80 $4,900.00
North Chicago North Chicago Public Library $3,000.00
North Riverside Komarek District #94 $4,900.00
Oakland Oakland Community Unit School District #5 $4,500.00
O’Fallon Central School District #104 $1,000.00
Oglesby Oglesby Public Library District $3,775.00
Ohio Ohio Community High SD 505 $2,113.00
Ohio Ohio Community SD 17 $3,005.00
Olney Olney Public Library $4,500.00
Palestine Palestine CUSD 3 $4,064.00
Pana Carnegie-Schuyler Library $4,900.00
Paris Paris Carnegie Public Library $1,000.00
Pawnee Pawnee Community Unit School District 11 $4,500.00
Paxton Paxton Carnegie Library $2,500.00
Paxton Paxton-Buckley-Loda Unit #10 $4,900.00
Peru Peru Elementary School District 124 $3,900.00
Petersburg Petersburg Public Library $4,700.00
Pittsfield Pikeland CUSD #10 $4,864.00
Pontiac Pontiac Public Library $4,900.00
Princeville Princeville CUSD #326 $4,250.00
Prophetstown Prophetstown-Lyndon-Tampico CUD 3 $4,900.00
Ramsey Ramsey Public Library $3,800.00
Rantoul Rantoul Township High School District 193 $2,000.00
Red Bud Red Bud CUD #132 $4,900.00
Red Bud Red Bud Public Library $4,900.00
River Grove Rhodes Elementary School District #84.5 $2,000.00
River Grove River Grove School District 85.5 $4,900.00
Riverton Riverton Village Library $4,900.00
Roanoke Roanoke-Benson CUSD #60 $4,000.00
Robbins William Leonard Public Library District $4,900.00
Rochelle Rochelle Township High School District # 212 $4,900.00
Rock Falls Rock Falls Public Library District $4,500.00
Rock Falls Rock Falls Township High School #301 $4,900.00
Roodhouse Roodhouse Public Library $4,900.00
Rosiclare Rosiclare Memorial Public Library $4,900.00
Royalton Royalton Public Library District $4,900.00
Rushville Rushville Public Library $4,900.00
Saint Anne Saint Anne CCSD No. 256 $4,900.00
Salem Bryan-Bennett Library $4,900.00
Salem Salem CHSD #600 $1,100.00
Sauk Village Community Consolidated Schools District 168 $4,885.00
Savanna Savanna Public Library District $3,000.00
Shabbona Flewellin Memorial Library $1,000.00
Shabbona Indian Creek CUSD #425 $4,900.00
Sidney Sidney Community Library $2,000.00
Silvis Carbon Cliff-Barstow District #36 $4,900.00
Sparta Sparta Public Library $4,900.00
Spring Grove Fox Lake School District 114 $2,500.00
Spring Valley Hall High SD #502 $4,782.00
Spring Valley Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library $2,000.00
Spring Valley Spring Valley CUSD 99 $3,500.00
Staunton Staunton Public Library $3,000.00
Steeleville Steeleville Area Public Library District $4,000.00
Sterling Sterling Public Library $4,900.00
Streator Streator Public Library $3,000.00
Streator Woodland CUSD #5 $4,900.00
Taylorville Taylorville Public Library $4,900.00
Teutopolis Teutopolis CU #50 $4,000.00
Trenton Trenton Public Library $4,500.00
Tunnel Hill New Simpson Hill S.D. # 32 $4,900.00
Vienna Vienna School District #55 $4,999.00
Vienna Vienna Township HSD #13-3 $4,900.00
Virginia Virginia Community Unit #64 $4,900.00
Walnut Walnut Public Library District $4,900.00
Watseka Iroquois County CUSD #9 $4,900.00
West Frankfort West Frankfort Public Library $4,350.00
Westmont Westmont Unit School District #201 $4,900.00
Willow Springs Willow Springs School District #108 $4,000.00
Willowbrook Gower School District #62 $4,500.00
Wilmington Wilmington CUSD 209U $4,900.00
Winchester Winchester Public Library $4,000.00
Witt Witt Township Memorial Library $4,000.00
Wood Dale Wood Dale School District #7 $4,864.00
Wood River Wood River Public Library $1,500.00
Worden Worden Public Library District $2,500.00
Worth Worth Elementary District #127 $4,900.00
TOTAL AMOUNT AWARDED $752,835.00

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