Federal Grants to Improve Local Library Collections

CULLMAN, Alabama (September 25, 2006). The law collections in area public libraries will get a shot in the arm this coming year when the Cullman County Public Library System (CCPLS) begins administering a federal grant to purchase additional materials.

The Alabama Public Library Service, which serves as Alabama’s state library is awarding a $10,000 federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to CCPLS to purchase books on consumer and personal law.  The Cullman-based library will match this grant with $2,500 in local funds to make $12,500 available for the purchase of books and other materials.

“We regular have requests from persons needing help in understanding contracts, who want to write their own will, or who otherwise need legal information designed for the consumer.” Said John Paul Myrick, MLS, County Librarian. “This grant will help CCPLS place adequate amounts of materials in all of the county’s public libraries to meet these needs.”