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E-Rate 2005 Funding Recipients


Nebraska Libraries Receive Support for Information Technology

One hundred and fifty-seven public libraries in Nebraska were awarded $137,452.34 in discounts on their 2005 telecommunications costs through a program known as E-rate. E-rate is a federally-managed program that promotes growth and development in the use of telecommunications in schools and libraries.

Public libraries applied for discounts on basic telephone service, monthly Internet service, and installation of new services such as wiring, cabling, hubs, routers, and servers to provide faster and better connections to the Internet. (See the following complete list of libraries, funding amounts, and discount percentages.)

An Information Age update to the time-honored concept of universal service, funding for the universal service discounts comes from the telecommunications industry. The level of discounts schools and libraries are eligible to receive depends on economic need and location, rural or urban. The Schools and Libraries Universal Service Program was established as part of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to provide affordable access to telecommunications services for all eligible schools and libraries, particularly those in rural and inner-city areas.

The Nebraska Library Commission provides education, training, and consultation services to Nebraska library staff to assist with E-rate applications. For more information about E-rate support in Nebraska, see our E-rate webpage. For more information about the E-rate program, see the Schools and Libraries Program website.

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E-Rate Support for Nebraska Libraries Dollar Amount
of Discounted Funds
Internet
Services
Discount
Telcomm
Services
Discount
Discount
Percentage
AINSWORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY $335.58 x   70
AINSWORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY $208.32   x 70
ALICE M FARR LIBRARY $784.43   x 60
ARCADIA TOWNSHIP LIBRARY $124.32 x   80
ARCADIA TOWNSHIP LIBRARY $758.78   x 80
AUBURN MEMORIAL LIBRARY $653.98   x 60
AULD DOUDNA PUBLIC LIBRARY $93.24 x   60
AULD DOUDNA PUBLIC LIBRARY $479.95   x 60
BATTLE CREEK PUBLIC LIBRARY $211.50   x 50
BAYARD PUBLIC LIBRARY $651.84   x 80
BEATRICE PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,447.70   x 60
BEAVER CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY $512.82 x   70
BEAVER CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY $361.62   x 70
BLAIR PUBLIC LIBRARY $894.48   x 40
BLUE HILL PUBLIC LIBRARY $661.68   x 60
BRENIZER PUBLIC LIBRARY $587.58 x   70
BRENIZER PUBLIC LIBRARY $319.20   x 70
BRUUN MEMORIAL LIBRARY $272.06   x 80
BUTLER MEMORIAL LIBRARY $1,356.69   x 70
C.B. PRESTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY $462.00   x 70
CEDAR RAPIDS PUBLIC LIBRARY $336.00 x   70
CEDAR RAPIDS PUBLIC LIBRARY $344.40   x 70
CENTRAL CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY $992.54   x 70
CHADRON PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,041.60   x 70
CHAPPELL MEMORIAL LIBRARY $200.76   x 70
CLARKS PUBLIC LIBRARY $167.70 x   25
CLARKS PUBLIC LIBRARY $111.69   x 25
CLAY CENTER PUBLIC LIBRARY $489.60 x   60
CLAY CENTER PUBLIC LIBRARY $631.51   x 60
CRAWFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY $810.72   x 80
CREIGHTON PUBLIC LIBRARY $335.58 x   70
CREIGHTON PUBLIC LIBRARY $699.72   x 70
CRETE PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,066.80   x 70
CULBERTSON PUBLIC LIBRARY $184.38 x   70
CULBERTSON PUBLIC LIBRARY $295.68   x 70
DESHLER PUBLIC LIBRARY $368.93   x 70
DVORACEK MEMORIAL LIBRARY $148.92   x 50
EASTERN LIBRARY SYSTEM $192.00 x   80
EASTERN LIBRARY SYSTEM $2,217.60   x 80
ELMWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY $300.00 x   50
ELMWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY $132.00   x 50
EMERSON PUBLIC LIBRARY $289.80   x 60
FAIRBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY $737.26   x 65
FAIRFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY $571.20 x   70
FAIRFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY $409.67   x 70
FAIRMONT PUBLIC LIBRARY $344.40   x 70
FARNAM PUBLIC LIBRARY $340.37   x 70
FULLERTON PUBLIC LIBRARY $940.80   x 70
GARFIELD COUNTY LIBRARY $377.58 x   70
GARFIELD COUNTY LIBRARY $231.00   x 70
GENEVA PUBLIC LIBRARY $696.28   x 70
GIBBON PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,244.80   x 70
GILBERT MEMORIAL LIBRARY $298.66   x 60
GORDON PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,104.00   x 80
GRAND ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY $5,328.00 x   80
GRAND ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY $2,563.20   x 80
GREENWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY $149.88 x   50
GREENWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY $165.00   x 50
HASTINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY $2,939.58 x   70
HASTINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY $251.58   x 70
HEBRON SECREST LIBRARY $584.28   x 60
HOLDREGE PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM $1,486.65   x 60
HOUSE MEMORIAL LIBRARY $252.00 x   60
HOUSE MEMORIAL LIBRARY $650.31   x 60
HRUSKA PUBLIC LIBRARY $337.68   x 60
IMPERIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY $273.24 x   60
IMPERIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,016.35   x 60
INDIANOLA PUBLIC LIBRARY $383.52 x   80
INDIANOLA PUBLIC LIBRARY $400.03   x 80
JOHN ROGERS MEMORIAL LIBRARY $336.00   x 70
KARLEN MEMORIAL LIBRARY $167.79 x   70
KARLEN MEMORIAL LIBRARY $354.23   x 70
KEARNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,332.00 x   60
KEARNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY $3,331.73   x 60
KEENE MEMORIAL LIBRARY $5,794.49 x   70
KEENE MEMORIAL LIBRARY $1,301.16   x 70
LEXINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY $539.77 x   90
LEXINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,390.07   x 90
LINCOLN CITY LIBRARIES $28,549.50   x 50
LINCOLN TOWNSHIP LIBRARY $285.60   x 60
LYDIA BRUUN WOODS MEM LIBRARY $755.58 x   70
LYDIA BRUUN WOODS MEM LIBRARY $916.61   x 70
LYONS PUBLIC LIBRARY $966.00 x   70
LYONS PUBLIC LIBRARY $296.52   x 70
MERIDIAN LIBRARY SYSTEM $360.00 x   60
MERIDIAN LIBRARY SYSTEM $993.60   x 60
MORTON JAMES PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,024.20   x 60
NANCY FAWCETT MEMORIAL LIBRARY $616.56   x 70
NEBRASKA LIBRARY COMMISSION $7,134.00   x 50
NELIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,050.00   x 70
NELSON PUBLIC LIBRARY $279.97   x 70
NIOBRARA PUBLIC LIBRARY $576.00   x 80
NORTH BEND PUBLIC LIBRARY $287.64 x   60
NORTH BEND PUBLIC LIBRARY $360.00   x 60
NORTH LOUP PUBLIC LIBRARY $479.52 x   80
NORTH LOUP PUBLIC LIBRARY $362.98   x 80
NORTHEAST LIBRARY SYSTEM $945.42   x 70
OAKLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY $252.00 x   60
OAKLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY $234.00   x 60
OCONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY $699.13   x 70
O'NEILL PUBLIC LIBRARY $329.45   x 70
ORCHARD PUBLIC LIBRARY $520.80   x 70
ORD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY $671.58 x   70
ORD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY $698.04   x 70
PALISADE PUBLIC LIBRARY $310.80   x 70
PANHANDLE LIBRARY SYSTEM $1,218.50   x 70
PAWNEE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY $386.40   x 70
PAXTON PUBLIC LIBRARY $359.64 x   60
PAXTON PUBLIC LIBRARY $420.84   x 60
PLATTSMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,004.18   x 60
RAVENNA PUBLIC LIBRARY $377.58 x   70
RAVENNA PUBLIC LIBRARY $347.17   x 70
REPUBLICAN VALLEY LIBRARY SYSTEM $167.58 x   70
REPUBLICAN VALLEY LIBRARY SYSTEM $627.06   x 70
ROCK COUNTY LIBRARY $596.40 x   70
ROCK COUNTY LIBRARY $646.80   x 70
RUSKIN PUBLIC LIBRARY $167.58 x   70
RUSKIN PUBLIC LIBRARY $285.01   x 70
SCHUYLER PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,247.52 x   80
SCHUYLER PUBLIC LIBRARY $680.45   x 80
SEWARD PUBLIC LIBRARY $565.20 x   60
SEWARD PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,044.22   x 60
SHELBY PUBLIC LIBRARY $344.40 x   70
SHELBY PUBLIC LIBRARY $501.65   x 70
SHELTON TOWNSHIP PUB LIBRARY $323.64 x   60
SHELTON TOWNSHIP PUB LIBRARY $198.00   x 60
SOUTH SIOUX CITY PUB LIBRARY $1,124.93   x 60
SOUTHEAST LIBRARY SYSTEM $210.00 x   50
SOUTHEAST LIBRARY SYSTEM $1,846.86   x 50
SPALDING PUBLIC LIBRARY $383.52 x   80
SPALDING PUBLIC LIBRARY $326.40   x 80
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY $99.00   x 20
STANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY $678.13   x 70
STRATTON PUBLIC LIBRARY $383.52 x   80
STRATTON PUBLIC LIBRARY $360.67   x 80
STROMSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY $295.20 x   60
STROMSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY $655.20   x 60
SUPERIOR PUBLIC LIBRARY $237.60   x 60
SUTHERLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY $445.68 x   60
SUTHERLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY $790.63   x 60
TEKAMAH PUBLIC LIBRARY $177.05   x 60
TILDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY $504.00   x 70
TRENTON PUBLIC LIBRARY $617.74   x 70
VALENTINE PUBLIC LIBRARY $516.85   x 70
VERDIGRE PUBLIC LIBRARY $703.50   x 70
VIRGIL BIEGERT PUBLIC LIBRARY $239.40 x   50
VIRGIL BIEGERT PUBLIC LIBRARY $390.84   x 50
WALTHILL PUBLIC LIBRARY $496.26 x   90
WALTHILL PUBLIC LIBRARY $399.82   x 90
WEBERMEIER MEMORIAL LIBRARY $209.70 x   50
WEBERMEIER MEMORIAL LIBRARY $210.00   x 50
WILCOX PUBLIC LIBRARY $244.80   x 60
WILSON PUBLIC LIBRARY $1,344.08   x 70
WISNER PUBLIC LIBRARY $143.82 x   60
WISNER PUBLIC LIBRARY $266.18   x 60
YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY $228.96   x 60
YUTAN PUBLIC LIBRARY $296.42   x 60
Total Number of Nebraska Libraries Participating Total
Discounted
Funds
Total
Internet
Access Discounts
Total
Tellcomm Services
Discounts
Average
Discount
Percentage
107 $137,452.34 49 107 66


For more information, contact Christa Burns.