Three libraries located in Madison are receiving grants funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through American Rescue Plan Act funds. The Madison Public Library, along with the Madison Central School District and Dakota State University libraries are three of the 78 South Dakota libraries to receive the grant funding.
One-point-nine-million dollars in grants are being awarded statewide to a total of 41 public libraries, 22 school libraries, and 15 academic libraries.
The Madison Public Library will receive ten-thousand dollars, Madison Central will receive 20-thousand, and DSU is receiving five-thousand dollars.
The funds will help libraries with a number of different items, including infrastructure, technology, and materials to serve their patrons.
The South Dakota State Library has also purchased 76-thousand dollars worth of audiobooks and e-books for the South Dakota Titles to Go consortium with funds from these same services. South Dakota Titles to Go is powered by OverDrive and facilitated by the State Library. It provides participating public library patrons the ability to download audiobooks and e-books.
ARPA library grants summer 2021