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Exploration grant

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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Ron Eifert, assistant director of Sikeston Public Library, looks at new e-readers purchased with an eReader Exploration Grant the library received from the Missouri Secretary of State. The grant is for $1,871 and funded by the Library Services and Technology Act through the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
(Photo Leonna Heuring, Staff)
Libraries will offer training sessions on e-readers

leonnah@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- Two Scott County libraries have received state grants to better assist patrons with their e-reader devices through a hands-on experience.

The Sikeston Public Library received an e-reader Exploration Grant in the amount of $1,871 while the Chaffee Public Library received the same type of grant for $1,480.

Ron Eifert, assistant director of the Sikeston Public Library, said he was very happy to hear the library was awarded the state grant.

"It's a no-match grant, which means 100 percent of the funds are from the state to let us purchase e-readers to do training sessions for our patrons in the library," Eifert said.

Eifert said e-reader trainings for patrons will likely begin the second or third week of August

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