Is your library in need of a new computer, printer, or laptop? Have you been thinking about launching an e-reader lending program, but need funds to purchase devices to get started? Would it be helpful to have an iPad for showing patrons how to download e-books? Search no further – we’re here to help!
Applications are now being accepted for the “Public Library Grant for Tech Equipment or Tech Related Resources.” The application is a simple, single-page form, which asks you to describe the project, how the equipment will be used, along with a description of the equipment you plan to purchase and the cost. The grant request can be for up to $500 and requires a 10% match for a total of up to $550 for the final grant amount total. First priority in awarding grants will be given to ND public libraries with evening (after 5 pm) or weekend hours, with second priority given to those ND public libraries open 15 hours per week or more.
The completed and signed form is due to NDSL by March 31, 2013. You can find the grant application on our website at www.library.nd.gov/grants/technologygrant.pdf.
Feel free to contact your Field Services representative with any questions – we’re always happy to help!