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Secretary Hargett Presented Grant in Madison County

Secretary Hargett Presented Grant in Madison County

Secretary Hargett Presented Grant in Madison County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Secretary of State Tre Hargett presented a grant in Madison County Wednesday.

The grant, distributed through the Tennessee State Library and Archives, will fund library technology training to expand digital literacy.

"Libraries aren't just about books anymore. They are technology hubs, especially in underserved communities. We know providing updated laptops and training will ensure every Tennessean has the resources and skills they need to work on school projects, apply for jobs or conduct the same business many of us do online every day," Secretary Hargett said. "Access is something many of us take for granted."

The Jackson-Madison County Library received a $9,000 Library Technology Training Grant.

"I am very pleased that these funds are available for this purpose. This grant will provide needed training and will help update our technology to provide citizens with better access to information stored or retrieved electronically. I congratulate our local officials for their work in securing these grants for our library," said Sen. Ed Jackson (R-Jackson).

The Library and Archives is awarding more than $337,000 in technology training grants to 45 public libraries across the state. The grants will provide libraries in the Tennessee Regional Library System state funding for new laptops, software and technology training within their communities. Each grant is matched with at least 10 percent in local funds.

“These grants will provide important technology and training that will help modernize our local libraries,” said Rep. Jimmy Eldridge (R-Jackson). “I would like to thank Secretary Hargett and the Library and Archives for their investment in our community.”

“This grant to the Jackson-Madison County Library and its hard-working staff is well-deserved. The laptops and other equipment will be put to great use and thanks to the Secretary of State’s office for making this possible,” said Rep. Johnny Shaw (D-Bolivar).

The Library and Archives also awards library technology grants, archive development grants and library construction grants annually.

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