Kankakee County Schools Receive Nearly $10K in Library Grants for Enhanced Student Resources


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Kankakee, IL – Nearly $10,000 in grants are on their way to local school libraries in Kankakee County, thanks to funding announced by State Senator Patrick Joyce. This substantial financial support is set to enhance the library resources across five school districts, aiming to bolster student learning experiences.

State Senator Joyce emphasized the critical role of well-equipped libraries in educational success. The grant, totaling $9,315, is part of the School District Library Grant Program, funded through the General Reserve Fund and appropriated by the Illinois General Assembly.

The beneficiaries of this grant include:

  • Kankakee School District 111, receiving $3,426
  • Bourbonnais Elementary School District 53, awarded $1,897
  • Herscher Community Unit School District 2, gaining $1,389
  • Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School District 307, allotted $1,584
  • Bradley Elementary School District 61, receiving $1,019

This grant, distributed annually, is designed to enrich the library services for over a million students from kindergarten to 12th grade across the state. Joyce highlighted the importance of this funding in providing students with access to essential resources, stating, “With this funding, we are able to help our local school libraries stay stocked with books and provide updated technologies that will greatly benefit students in the long run.”

For further details and a complete list of libraries receiving the grants, individuals can visit the Secretary of State’s website.


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