Culver-Union Township Public Library has received a grant in the amount of $20,669.56 to help support the Culver community in its recovery from the impact of COVID-19. Grant funds will be used to implement technology solutions to make it easy for library users to conduct business and pursue their educational goals in our new digital society.

Erin Lawrence, CUTPL director, notes, “the grant funds we’ve been awarded are making it possible for us to implement new, public-facing technology that will improve access and the Library experience of our users. In the year ahead, we will be using grant funds to install self-checkout kiosks in both the adult and youth areas, purchase a versatile printer for public use, and deploy personal device charging stations in key study and work spaces inside the Library. By incorporating this new technology, we’re making it safer and easier for Library users to work, study, and enjoy their time at CUTPL.”

This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered by the Indiana State Library.

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