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Library receives tech grant

Children in the “Wee Kids” story time program show off the new iPads recently purchased through a grant. Also shown are Library Partners board members, left to right, Magaline Marshall, Sherry Digmon, Julie Johnson, Rex Rose and Myrna Monroe.

Children in the “Wee Kids” story time program show off the new iPads recently purchased through a grant. Also shown are Library Partners board members, left to right, Magaline Marshall, Sherry Digmon, Julie Johnson, Rex Rose and Myrna Monroe.

The Atmore Public Library was recently awarded a Library Services and Technology Act grant, through the Alabama Public Library Service.

Funding was used to purchase books and four iPads for youth in our community.

For the past two years, the library has provided after-school literacy classes for students in our area. The iPads and books will be used in these classes, as well as other programs the library offers to the public.

Thanks to Library Partners of Atmore for providing the local match. This is just one of the many ways your donation to Library Partners helps provide funding to the library.

The board consists of Sherry Digmon, Magaline Marshall, Bess Maxwell, Julie Johnson, Myrna Monroe, Rex Rose and Leigh Ann Rowland.

This story was contributed by Cathy McKinley, the director of the Atmore Public Library.