Monthly Archive for February, 2012

2012 Summer Reading Mini-Grants Have Been Awarded

This year 72 public library sites will receive summer reading Mini-Grants from the Colorado State Library.  Each library will receive $200 to purchase books for their collection. “With over 200,000 children participating in summer reading in Colorado, we hope these funds get more books into children’s hands,” said Eugene Hainer, Assistant Commissioner with the Colorado State Library.

In 2011, a total of 240,110 Colorado residents participated in summer reading programs in public libraries. Of these readers, there were 152,720 children, 43,695 teens, and 16,824 adults.

Visit the State Library’s mini-grants page to see a list and map of the 72 library sites receiving a grant.  Continue reading ‘2012 Summer Reading Mini-Grants Have Been Awarded’

Public Computer Center Recognition

As we near the half way point of the Colorado Public Computer Center (PCC) grant, the Colorado State Library BTOP PCC team recognizes the amazing progress Colorado libraries have made and pays special recognition to libraries that have really used this grant to re-invent the way they are serving their communities. (High Plains Library District, Delta County Libraries, Lamar Public Library, Naturita Community Library, Nucla Public Library, Denver Public Library, Dolores County School/Public Library, and Fleming Community Library – see details further below)

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