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The Halifax County Public Library System has been awarded a $37,520 grant to be used to better serve the citizens of Halifax County. 

This grant is made possible by funding from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

These federal funds are investments that help libraries deliver relevant and up-to-date services for their communities. 

At the Halifax County Public Library System, the LSTA grant will be used to purchase new computers for patron usage for the purposes of creating resumes, filling out job applications, learning new skills through tutorials, performing job searches and receiving digital literacy training with the ability to take assessments and receive certificates to include with resumes for job applications. 

The grant will also allow the purchase of self-service print stations for patrons’ use. Additionally, plexiglass partitions will be purchased with the grant money to install between computers for patron’s safety and privacy.

“We are pleased to receive this grant award and put it towards technology purchases to create a meaningful impact for the citizens of Halifax County,” said Brenda Faithful, Halifax County Library System director. “We appreciate the continuing support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the State Library of North Carolina, and we look forward to utilizing the equipment that will be purchased with the grant money to improve our services to our patrons.”