Sen. Walley, Rep. Haston, & Secretary Hargett Announce TOP Grant for Chester County Library

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Sen. Page Walley, State Rep. Kirk Haston, and Secretary of State Tre Hargett today announced a Training Opportunities for the Public (TOP) Grant totaling $5,433 for the Chester County Library. The funds will help cover the cost of digital literacy instructors and Wi-Fi hotspots at the facility.

“Public libraries are invaluable assets that provide free access to knowledge and resources,” said Sen. Walley. “These grants will strengthen our library’s capabilities to serve the community and support lifelong learning for everyone.”

TOP Grants are funded by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and are administered through the Secretary of State’s office.

“Libraries are incredible assets that provide access to a variety of books, technology, and educational programs,” said Rep. Haston. “This investment will ensure the Chester County Library can continue serving as an essential center for learning and engagement in our community.”

TOP grant funding is available for Tennessee public libraries to address unique needs within their communities. Grants can be used for digital literacy training, hotspots, solar charging stations, and increased internet access at the library facility.

“Thank you to Sen. Walley and Rep. Haston for their continued advocacy and support of local libraries. They know that increasing access to technological services for Tennesseans is an important function of our local libraries,” said Secretary Hargett. “This grant enhances efforts to better address the needs of library patrons in the community this facility serves.”

This year, more than $394,000 in TOP Grant funding is being awarded to increase access to technology at 60 public libraries across Tennessee.

To learn more about grants for public libraries administered by the Library & Archives, visit