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State Library of Oregon Announces Grant Project of the Year Award - 01/09/19

Jan. 9, 2019

The Springfield Public Library project For Every Student, A Library, was awarded LSTA Project of the Year by the State Library of Oregon on Monday, Jan. 7.

“The State Library Board recognizes Springfield Public Library for their exceptional project, For Every Student, A Library,” said Ross Fuqua, data & federal programs consultant for the State Library. “Through a partnership with Springfield Public Schools, the Springfield Public Library has exhibited an innovative way to increase access to local library services for a significant population of previously unserved families with school-age children, while also supporting local K-12 curriculum.”

The LSTA Advisory Council and State Library Board recognize the creativity and hard work demonstrated by Springfield Public Library to extend local library service to previously unserved families within the Springfield Public Schools district boundaries. Through partnerships with Springfield Public Schools and local organizations, Springfield Public Library developed a sustainable model to serve this population into the future. Interim State Librarian Caren Agata presented the award to Springfield Public Library Director Emily David at the Springfield City Council meeting Jan. 7.

Photo caption: State Library of Oregon Interim State Librarian Caren Agata (center left) presents Springfield Public Library Director Emily David (center right) with the LSTA Project of the Year Award.
Photo courtesy of Springfield Public Library

 

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