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Freeholder Board Offers $150,000 Grant Program for Children’s Services at Local Libraries

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – Children’s programming in Union County Public Libraries is getting a sizable financial boost, totaling $150,000, through the Union County Library Grants, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced.

Applications for the Union County Library Grants for Children’s Programming and Materials is now open for public libraries to expand and enhance their services for children.Now in its second year, the new grant opportunity helps local libraries provide updated programming and resources to meet new and evolving demands for both traditional and non-traditional services.

“Our local libraries welcome all residents to come together, learn from each other, explore our diversity and celebrate our common interests,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, who was instrumental in launching the grant program in 2015. “These new funds will enable our libraries to expand their offerings and continue to attract children for education and personal development, while strengthening our local communities.”

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The Library Grants program is funded with non-tax dollars for the benefit of local, non-school libraries. In 2015, the first year of funding, all 20 municipal libraries in Union County received grants for a total of almost $75,000.

Projects eligible for funding include technology upgrades, educational programming, the purchase of books, videos, and audio tapes, the creation or expansion of summer and fall programming, and the development of planning documents.

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