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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 27, 2001

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Mary Jackson
402-471-4006
800-307-2665

Library Commission Supports Library Services for Children and Young Adults

Nebraska Library Commission Director Rod Wagner announced the award of $30,730 in library grants for innovative public library projects for children and young adults. The Library Commission will distribute the grants to thirteen Nebraska public libraries. The grant program is intended to provide financial support for public library service projects that offer creative and innovative approaches to address needs of children and young adults. The grant program is based on state funds appropriated to help Nebraska libraries move toward achieving excellence in library service, and is a result of the Libraries for the 21st Century campaign.

For more information and to see a list of funded projects see the Library Commission Web site, /libdev/childrensgrants/aboutchildrensgrants.html, search on Children's Grants for Excellence.

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"As the state library agency, the Nebraska Library Commission is an advocate for the library and information needs of all Nebraskans.  The mission of the Library Commission is statewide promotion, development, and coordination of library and information services, bringing together people and information."

The most up-to-date news releases from the Nebraska Library Commission are always available on the Library Commission home page. Point your World Wide Web browser to nlc.nebraska.gov, search on Library Commission News Releases.

Nebraska Libraries Awarded Children's Grants for Excellence Fall 2001:

Atkinson Public Library
Blair Public Library
Central City Public Library
Columbus Public Library
Grand Island Public Library
Lyons Public Library
Neligh Public Library
Osceola Public Library
Pierce Public Library
Plattsmouth Public Library
Ravenna Public Library
Weeping Water Public Library
Wymore Public Library


For more information, contact Mary Jo Ryan.