The Huntington City-Township Public Library was recently awarded an LSTA Grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Administered by the Indiana State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, the grant totals $9,316 and will be used to purchase and set up a mobile computer lab at the Huntington Library.
The mobile computer lab will consist of 20 brand new laptop computers and a combination storage cart and charging station. The mobile lab will be used for computer classes, staff training, and technology-based programs. “We’re very excited and grateful for the opportunity given to us,” Library Technical Services Supervisor Jessica Brown said. “This computer lab will help us begin regular technology classes for patrons, such as learning how to use computers and specific software. These type of classes have been highly requested and are sorely needed in the digital age in which we now live,” she continued.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services, the provider of the grant, is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. The IMLS’s mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Their grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive.
To learn more about the grant and the latest news on the mobile computer lab, visit the library’s website at http://hctpl.info or follow the library on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. To learn more about the IMLS, visit their website at http://www.imls.gov or follow IMLS on Facebook or Twitter.