Last Fall Secretary of State Tre Hargett visited Perry County to present a “big” check to the Perry County Public Library System, which includes the main branch in Linden and the Lobelville branch. The check is the largest award the library has ever received from the annual Technology Grant, $4858.00. Perry County matched the award for a total of $9716.00 spent on library technology.
"A great way to spend the morning, presenting technology grants and sharing the
importance of voting at Dickson County Public Library and Perry County Library.
Great to have @tnmichaelcurcio, Representative Mary Littleton and @hastonforthehouse
join us for such important grant awards."
“We are very grateful to the State officials for making the grant awards available and to the County officials for providing the matching funds,” stated Gail Spragins, Library Director.
The library staff used the award to purchase twelve new computers, six for the library in Linden and six for the library in Lobelville. Eleven of the new computers replaced older technology, and a new children’s computer was installed in Lobelville.
In the past year, over 25,600 visitors used the computers and/or Wi-Fi at the two libraries in our county. The Technology Grant award helps the libraries support those visitors.