The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the 2019 Union County Library Grant awards for 20 public libraries in Union County. The grants are designed to assist public libraries with funding that enriches and supports children’s programming.
The awards will help cover the cost of STEAM and STEM programs as well as arts enrichment, new books and computer equipment, SAT prep and more.
“This grant program helps local libraries keep their programming up to date and relevant to the needs and aspirations of children in their communities,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski who originated the grant program in 2016. “The Freeholder Board is proud to support public libraries in their efforts to provide children with resources that cultivate creativity and critical thinking.”
Each of the 20 municipalities with a public library applied for a 2019 Library Grant and received an award, including Berkeley Heights, Clark, Cranford, Elizabeth, Fanwood, Garwood, Hillside, Kenilworth, Linden, Mountainside, New Providence, Plainfield, Rahway, Roselle, Roselle Park, Scotch Plains, Springfield, Summit, Union and Westfield.
20 Public Libraries
The Library Grant program amount this year totaled $99,937.80. The 2019 Library Grants are funded by the Union County Kids Recreation Trust Fund.
For more information about the 2019 Union County Library Grant awards contact the Office of Open Space, Recreation and Historic Preservation Trust Fund at 908-558-2277.
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