State Representative Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) announced today that $158,000 in state-sponsored per capita grant money has been approved for libraries in the 63rd Legislative House District.
The Public Library Per Capita Grants Program was established to assist public libraries to improve and increase library services within their service areas. Grant amounts of up to $1.25 per person served are available, on an annual basis, to all Illinois local public libraries through an application process.
“Community libraries in McHenry County are a tremendous resource,” said Reick. “I am pleased to know that a portion of this year’s per capita library grant funds will be channeled toward libraries right here in the 63rd House District.”
Libraries serving the 63rd Legislative House District that will receive funds include:
- Harvard Diggins Library for $11,808.75
- Johnsburg Public Library District for $15,526.25
- Marengo-Union Public Library District for $17,416.25
- McHenry Public Library District for $52,528.75
- Nippersink Public Library District for $13,985.00
- Rural Woodstock Public Library District for $15,767.50
- Woodstock Public Library for $30,962.50
Since 1979, this annual grant program has provided funding to support the day-to-day operations of Illinois’ public libraries. According to the Secretary of State’s office, most libraries have chosen to use the money to fund library materials, programs and personnel.