BooksSPRINGFIELD — Nine local school districts are receiving state library grants totaling over $25,000. These dollars will provide resources to libraries through books, e-books, audiobooks, periodicals, multilingual materials, technology and programs.

“By investing in our local school libraries, we are investing in the foundations of education for every student,” said Fine (D-Glenview). “Libraries are essential in providing access to materials and skills that will help them along their academic journey."

The following school districts in Fine’s district received a total of $25,842 through the School District Library Grant Program:

  • Community Consolidated School District 65 - $5,365
  • Evanston Township High School District 202 - $3,171
  • Glenbrook High School District 225 - $4,419
  • Glenview Community Consolidated School District 34 - $3,676
  • Kenilworth School District 38 - $850
  • Avoca School District 37 - $850
  • Wilmette School District 39 - $2,728
  • New Trier Township High School District 203 - $3,303
  • Winnetka School District 36 - $1,476

The grants, awarded once every fiscal year, will support school library services for over 1 million students enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade across the state.

“Libraries are a cornerstone in our communities and schools,” said Fine. “It is important to ensure that students have access to quality programs and resources.”

For a full list of libraries that received funding, visit the Secretary of State’s website.