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$95,000 Grant Awarded Cumberland County Public Library

Aug 09, 2021

Cumberland County Public Library was awarded a $95,846 grant by the State Library of North Carolina on July 15.

This grant is made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-250229-OLS-21).

This will fund the project titled “Connecting the Last Mile: Digital Inclusion and Navigation at Cumberland County Public Library” which seeks to enhance digital inclusion and navigation services for our community members. The initiative partners with local organizations and County departments to provide access to technology and the internet. Additionally, this effort is also to fund dedicated library staff to provide and facilitate digital navigation assistance to our community members.

“Connecting the Last Mile will equip customers with the tools and skills needed to improve their access to resources and educational materials,” said Faith Phillips, Cumberland County Public Library Director.  “Our goal is that the customers we serve will feel knowledgeable, empowered and equipped with the skills and resources they need to confidently navigate all aspects of today’s digital society.”

For more information about all SLNC Adapts LSTA grant awards please visit  https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/services-libraries/grants-libraries/slnc-adapts/awards.

For more information concerning in person and virtual programs at the library, please visit the library’s website at cumberlandcountync.gov/library or visit them on social media.