NASHVILLE - State Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) and Representatives Clark Boyd (R-Lebanon), Susan Lynn (R-Mount Juliet), and Terri Lynn Weaver (R-Lancaster) announced today that $4,802 of federal technology grants will be going to libraries in their area. The grants will enable the libraries to purchase technology related items requested in their respective proposals for the grant.
"Our libraries serve as a great resource for communities and give people access to technology they might not have," said Senator Pody. "It is important for our libraries to stay up-to-date with technology, and these grants will assist libraries in this charge. I appreciate the libraries' directors and staff for their work to secure these grants."
"Investing in our local libraries solidifies our state's future," said Representative Lynn. "I have fought for these facilities because they play a vital role in the educational success of our children. Congratulations to our local officials on their successful application, and I look forward to partnering with them to ensure that we are able to provide additional resources that benefit our libraries in the years ahead."
The libraries receiving grants include:
• $2,910 to the Cannon County Library System
• $892 to the Justin Potter Library
• $500 to the Lebanon-Wilson County Public Library
• $500 to the Smith County Public Library
"Our local libraries are an important resource for the current and future leaders of our community," said Representative Boyd. "I am pleased that these investments will allow our facilities to upgrade their technology so they can provide innovative tools that better serve our citizens."
"These investments in the Justin Porter and Smith County Public Libraries are great news for our communities," said Representative Weaver. "They will provide new and exciting resources to our rural libraries, some of which do not currently have access to reliable broadband internet services and other vital technological tools. I am excited for our citizens who depend on these facilities for learning and research opportunities because I know this important funding will better prepare them for successful futures."