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BRIEF: Local libraries earn grants

June 16, 2014

The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C.



June 16--Two local libraries will benefit from federal grants awarded through the state.

The State Library of North Carolina announced Monday the recipients of the 2014-2015 Library Services and Technology Grant.

Onslow County Library received a $21,763 grant and Duplin County Library a $14,482 grant. Both libraries were awarded EZ Literacy and Lifelong Learning grants, according to a news release from the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

The Onslow County project will provide tablets and Early Literacy Station software from AWE Digital Learning Solutions in each of its four branches for use by patrons ages 6 and under, according to the project abstract.

The Duplin County project, in partnership with the University of Mount Olive and James Sprunt Community College, will offer an AWE Early Literacy Station Bilingual Spanish edition for preschool, daycare and young children, plus 11 desktop and four laptop computers for computer classes at the library, according to the abstract.

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