JEFFERSON CITY -- The Sikeston Public Library received a Missouri State Library Summer Reading Grant in the amount of $5,728. The grant will be used by the library to implement the "Catch the Reading Bug" program for preschool through grade 5 and the "Metamorphosis @ Your Library Teen Reading Program" for the teens.
"Missourians are blessed to have a strong network of local public libraries throughout the state," said Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, who announced the grant. "Strong local libraries provide citizens with access to vast new resources and information right in their own communities."
The Secretary of State's Missouri State Library Summer Reading Grants are funded by the Library Services & Technology Act through the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, which is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. So far, during this fiscal year, the Missouri State Library has approved a total of 96 grant applications that have distributed $1,075,305 in awards to libraries.