Hailey Public Library Receives $ 16,000 | Slip

The Hailey Public Library was recently awarded a $ 16,600 grant under the Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the library announced in a press release last week.

Grant funding is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Idaho Commission for Libraries. The grants will be used to purchase audiovisual equipment that will enable the library to broadcast children’s and adult programming live on its website. The funds will also be used to improve outdoor programming and the design and functionality of the website.

“We are so grateful to receive this funding, which will help the library build on the needs identified during the pandemic,” said Library Director Lyn Drewien in a press release. “We learned how valuable virtual programming is to our community and how live streaming supports it.

“Outdoor programming expands our presence and essentially creates a new ‘space’ for us. We also learned that while our website is functional, its overall design hinders our ability to communicate effectively with our community and therefore needs to be revised and updated. “

Forty-eight libraries across Idaho received ARPA funding through a competitive grant process.

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