Library and Archives Awards Technology Grants

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Patrons using computers at one of Tennessee’s public libraries

The Tennessee State Library and Archives recently awarded more than $300,000 in technology grants to 114 public libraries across the state. The grants, which are distributed annually, are funded by Tennessee state government and a federal agency, the Institute of Museum and Library Services. In order to qualify, recipients must have dollar-for-dollar matching funds from their local governments.

The grants are used for the purchase of desktop and laptop computers, as well as other electronic equipment that library users and staff members may need.

The Library and Archives awarded $305,500 this year, with individual grants ranging from $350 to $15,000.

"In the age in which we live, libraries have become much more than places where people can check out books," Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. "Libraries are often an essential stop for people who don't have access to computers at home or at work. Libraries are often where people go to search for jobs, apply for unemployment benefits or get online training that helps them enhance their professional skills. I am proud that the Library and Archives has a role in providing funding that helps people get computer access."

Here's a complete list of all the grant recipients:

Library City Total Funds
Anna Porter Public Library of Gatlinburg Gatlinburg $5,103.00
Art Circle Public Library Crossville $7,146.00
Audrey Pack Memorial Library Spring City $690.00
Barbara Reynolds Carr Memorial Library Tazewell $350.00
Benton County Public Library Camden $4,825.00
Blaine Public Library Blaine $521.00
Blount County Public Library Maryville $8,624.00
Bobby Martindale Memorial Library Grand Junction $850.00
Bolivar - Hardeman County Library Bolivar $1,889.00
Bristol Public Library Bristol $12,443.00
C. E. Weldon Public Library Martin $4,672.00
Cannon County Library System Woodbury $2,822.00
Carroll County Library Huntingdon $842.00
Caryville Public Library Caryville $1,886.00
Charles Ralph Holland Memorial Library Gainesboro $2,000.00
Cheatham County Public Library Ashland City $2,249.00
Chester County Library Henderson $2,398.00
Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library Clarksville $4,474.00
Clay County Public Library Celina $1,112.00
Cleveland Public Library Cleveland $6,256.00
Clinton Public Library Clinton $1,998.00
Coalmont Public Library Coalmont $398.00
Coffee County Lannom Memorial Public Library Tullahoma $3,414.00
Coffee County Manchester Public Library Manchester $3,414.00
Collegedale Public Library Ooltewah $2,866.00
Crockett Memorial Library Alamo $1,397.00
Dandridge Memorial Library Dandridge $368.00
Dickson County Public Library and Lifelong Learning Center Dickson $6,776.00
Dr. Nathan Porter Library Greenfield $1,170.00
E. G. Fisher Public Library Athens $2,365.00
Elizabethton - Carter County Public Library Elizabethton $1,947.00
Elma Ross Public Library Brownsville $3,494.00
Englewood Public Library Englewood $1,387.00
Etowah Carnegie Library Etowah $1,002.00
Fayetteville - Lincoln County Public Library Fayetteville $567.00
Franklin County Library Winchester $1,464.00
Friends of Hamilton Parks Public Library Trimble $445.00
Gallatin Public Library of Sumner County Gallatin $2,910.00
Gibson County Memorial Library Trenton $2,163.00
Giles County Public Library Pulaski $2,195.00
Gleason Memorial Library Gleason $624.00
Greeneville - Greene County Public Library Greeneville $1,157.00
H. B. Stamps Memorial Library Rogersville $2,324.00
Halls Public Library Halls $460.00
Hardin County Library Savannah $3,596.00
Harriman Public Library Harriman $1,514.00
Hendersonville Public Library of Sumner County Hendersonville $2,625.00
Hickman County Public Library Centerville $4,585.00
Houston County Public Library Erin $615.00
Humboldt Public Library Humboldt $2,030.00
Humphreys County Public Library Waverly $1,902.00
Jackson - Madison County Public Library Jackson $8,800.00
Jefferson City Public Library Jefferson City $2,390.00
Jellico Public Library Jellico $862.00
Johnson City Public Library Johnson City $15,000.00
Johnson County Public Library Mountain City $2,000.00
Justin Potter Library Smithville $1,130.00
LaFollette Public Library LaFollette $1,412.00
Lauderdale County Public Library Ripley $2,234.00
Lawrence County Public Library Lawrenceburg $1,500.00
Lebanon - Wilson County Library Lebanon $1,258.00
Lee Ola Roberts Public Library Whiteville $1,652.00
Lewis County Public Library Hohenwald $526.00
Lexington - Henderson County Everett Horn Public Library Lexington $2,368.00
Linebaugh Public Library Murfreesboro $7,110.00
Macon County Public Library Lafayette $1,346.00
Madisonville City Library Madisonville $2,242.00
Marshall County Memorial Library Lewisburg $2,409.00
May Justus Memorial Library Monteagle $1,833.00
McIver's Grant Public Library Dyersburg $6,105.00
McKenzie Memorial Library McKenzie $390.00
Memphis Public Library & Information Center Memphis  $8,850.00
Middleton Community Library Middleton $1,617.00
Mildred G. Fields Memorial Library Milan $3,470.00
Millard Oakley Public Library Livingston $1,498.00
Millersville Public Library of Sumner County Goodlettsville $2,761.00
Minor Hill Public Library Minor Hill $350.00
Moore County Public Library Lynchburg $1,462.00
Morristown - Hamblen Library Morristown $2,395.00
Nashville Public Library Nashville $6,195.00
Ned R. McWherter Weakley County Library Dresden $1,570.00
Newbern Public Library Newbern $1,809.00
Niota Public Library Niota $1,500.00
Obion County Public Library Union City $2,730.00
Oliver Springs Public Library Oliver Springs $375.00
Orena Humphreys Public Library Whitwell $2,372.00
Parsons Public Library Parsons $1,804.00
Perry County Public Library Linden $750.00
Pigeon Forge Public Library Pigeon Forge $500.00
Portland Public Library of Sumner County Portland $4,181.00
Putnam County Library Cookeville $5,471.00
Rockwood Public Library Rockwood $1,640.00
Sevier County Public Library System Sevierville $4,554.00
Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library Shelbyville $2,000.00
Smith County Public Library Carthage $750.00
Somerville - Fayette County Library Somerville $6,365.00
South Cheatham Public Library Kingston Springs $769.00
Stewart County Public Library Dover $4,307.00
Stokes Brown Public Library Springfield $6,676.00
Sullivan County Public Library Blountville $3,000.00
Sweetwater Public Library Sweetwater $1,900.00
Tellico Plains Public Library Tellico Plains $900.00
Tiptonville Public Library Tiptonville $630.00
Unicoi County Public Library Erwin $694.00
Vonore Public Library Vonore $1,805.00
W. G. Rhea Public Library Paris $2,402.00
Washington County Jonesborough Library Jonesborough $1,299.00
Wayne County Public Library Waynesboro $2,540.00
Westmoreland Public Library of Sumner County Westmoreland $1,648.00
White County Public Library Sparta $2,761.00
White Pine Public Library White Pine $1,386.00
William H. and Edgar J. Magness Community House & Library McMinnville $3,403.00
Williamson County Public Library Franklin $5,170.00
Winfield Public Library Winfield $350.00
    $305,500.00

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