Golden, IL— The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) recently named Clayton Public Library District as a recipient of its 2019 grant in support of advancing quality of life and enabling economic development in rural America. The $5,000 award allows the library to improve educational offerings.
Pam Leffringhouse, Adams Schools and Libraries Coordinator, originated the grant application process with the library and worked closely with the staff to determine technology needs within the community. The award will allow the library to create a “Read with Me” program, as well as purchase computers, printers and tablets that will benefit K-3rd grade students who need additional assistance.
Jim Broemmer, CEO, states, “Adams prides itself on supporting our local rural libraries and schools that assist our cooperative members, non-members and those residents in the communities we serve. It was our pleasure to initiate this grant application process with the library, and we are excited that the library was chosen as a recipient. Clayton Public Library District patrons and area children will benefit from this award for several years to come.”
Only 25 other institutions across the nation were chosen to receive similar grants from the FRS. “The Foundation for Rural Service is so humbled by the work of our grant awardees,” said FRS Executive Director Pam Becker. “It is an honor to hear their stories of collaboration with and dedication to the communities they serve. We are grateful for their hard work, the amazing telcos that endorsed them, and our generous donors that contribute to the grant program.”