Ashcroft Awards Summer Library Program Grant to Adair County Public Library

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced Adair County Public Library has been awarded a Summer Library Program Grant of nearly $9000. Ashcroft said. “Libraries play a vital role in providing learning opportunities to people of all ages.” He added that, “these grants help Missouri’s libraries provide educational programs during a time when many patrons, particularly younger ones, have a less structured environment.” The library will use the grant to offer a summer reading program for children age birth to 18 years old. Partners will be used to help reach at-risk populations. The Missouri State Library has approved a total of 80 grant applications in the 2020 fiscal year, totaling over $521,000 in federal awards distributed to libraries throughout Missouri.