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Brown Library: EZ Edge Technology Grant

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EZ Edge Technology Grant

EZ Edge Technology Grant

Washington's City Council, during its June 13 meeting, accepted a $4,566 EZ Edge Technology grant for Brown Library. The grant, from the Sate Library of North Carolina, will be used by the city-operated Brown Library to acquire equipment to help its patrons in several ways. Funding for the grant is authorized under the federal Library Services and Technology Act. The State Library of North Carolina awards LSTA grants to eligible libraries in North Carolina. The grant was awarded May 25.

Under the Edge initiative, libraries will evaluate and improve their public technology for their communities by providing a snapshot of a specific library's current public technology services along with steps leading to improvements and better service to the community it serves.

The State Library of North Carolina's LSTA plan for 2013 - 2017 contains four goals. Each of the goals listed below is related to one or more of the eight LSTA purposes, is based on identified need, and strives toward excellence and equity in North Carolina's libraries.

  • Partnerships and collaboration - North Carolina libraries will partner with each other, with businesses, and with other organizations to extend their reach and enhance their capacity.
  • Continuing education - North Carolina library staff will have the necessary planning and learning opportunities that enable them to provide exceptional library programs, services, and resources.
  • Literacy and lifelong learning - North Carolina libraries will equip users for success in life, school, and work through library programs and services that support literacy and lifelong learning.
  • Access, digitization, and preservation - North Carolina libraries will expand access to information resources by strengthening, sharing, digitizing, and preserving our valuable and unique collections.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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George H. & Laura E. Brown Library
122 Van Norden St.
Washington, NC 27889
(252) 946-4300