A press release from State Rep. MikeTryon:
Huntley and Algonquin Libraries to Receive “Back to Books” Grants through Illinois Program
SPRINGFIELD…..Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has announced that two community libraries in State Representative Mike Tryon’s legislative district will be receiving grants as part of a recent $1 million allocation through the “Back to Books” program.
According to Tryon (R-Crystal Lake), The Algonquin Area Library and the Huntley Area Library will each receive $5,000 to be used for the purchase of fiction/non-fiction books, learning CDs/DVDs and other educational materials.
“I’m pleased to see some of the Back to Books funding coming to libraries in District 66,” said Tryon. “The $5,000 grants will provide these libraries with much-needed funding to help update their selection of materials for patrons.”
Libraries from across the state submitted applications specifying the types of books and materials they would purchase if they received a grant. Eligible applicants were academic, public, school and special libraries.