LSTA Grant Recipients for Fiscal Year 2012
Brownsville Public Library System $75,000
The City of Brownsville and Brownsville Public Library, in collaboration with the United Way of Southern Cameron County, the Brownsville Literacy Center and Workforce Solutions Cameron, will provide literacy, educational and job training classes to library users.
El Paso Community College $50,213
The Jenna Welch and Laura Bush Community Library will expand an Interactive Technology and Family Literacy Program for young children and their parents.
Georgetown Public Library $70,000
Georgetown Public Library will operate a bookmobile to provide library materials to seniors and residents with disabilities or limited transportation.
Arlington Public Library System $25,104
The system will establish two new Library LiNK sites, expanding services to underserved populations by establishing community libraries in neighborhood schools and recreation centers.
Forest Hill Public Library $5,800
The library will enhance storytime programs in English and Spanish.
Gateway to Libraries – $75,000
Gateway to Libraries, a regional library initiative, will partner rural East Texas libraries with community and nonprofit agencies to increase literacy and services.
Bell/Whittington Library $20,910
The Ingleside and Bell/Whittington public libraries in Portland will partner with local businesses to provide technology training to senior citizens.
Arlington Public Library System $47,017
Arlington and Mansfield public libraries will continue a project to merge their automation systems.
Houston Public Library $75,000
E-books For Everyone will develop a comprehensive service model and promotion plan for e-books available to library users.
Smithville Public Library $75,000
The Smithville Public Library, Smithville Independent School District and the Smithville Community Network will collaborate on SkillSTAR Texas, a project to develop workforce-oriented training.
Central Texas Library System $75,000
The Science Rocks! program will give third- through seventh-graders exposure to science and technology career options through hands-on summer science and math programs.
Weatherford Public Library $71,803
Documents and artifacts from several Parker County libraries, museums and historical societies will be digitized as part of the Preserving and Expanding Access to Culture and History project.