Wednesday, June 22, 2011

SPRINGFIELD -- Several area libraries are among 65 chosen to receive almost $4,000 worth of equipment, hardware and software to help businesses and entrepreneurs create jobs.
The grants were announced by Secretary of State Jesse White, who also is the state librarian. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin obtained the $300,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Participants were selected on the basis of the local unemployment rate, poverty level, proximity to a Small Business Development Center, SCORE or other business organization, and statewide geographic distribution.
They include:
The sixty-five libraries receiving technology packages are Bloomington Public Library, Chatsworth Township Library, Paxton Carnegie Library, Reddick Public Library District, Towanda District Library.

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