Multiple local school districts will receive library grant money thanks to the School District Library Grant Program. The Illinois State Legislature has authorized up to 75 cents per student for qualifying schools.
The Central A&M and Nokomis school districts will receive $750 each. Pana will receive about $935, and Taylorville will be getting almost $1,800.
95th District State Representative Avery Bourne says school libraries help to improve literacy for area students by working with teachers to choose books that inspire, grow imaginations, and challenge young readers.
The grants will be processed by the Secretary of State’s Office this week and then will be forwarded to the Illinois Comptroller’s Office for payment.