Lauwers applauds St. Clair County Library System for state grant

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dan Lauwers on Wednesday applauded the St. Clair County Library System on being selected by the Library of Michigan to receive Improving Access to Information (IAI) grant funding.

“Knowledge is the key that unlocks the door to opportunity, and our libraries play a critical role in providing that knowledge,” said Lauwers, R-Brockway Township. “This is wonderful news for the library system and the people of St. Clair County.”

The St. Clair County Library System will receive a one-time grant of $22,106 to integrate technology into their countywide services for blind and physically handicapped patrons, allowing real-time descriptions of written and digital text (OrCam). The library was one of nine statewide selected to receive a grant.

According to the state library, the IAI grants support programs designed to increase access by improving literacy, to provide broader access to special or historic collections, or to improve digital access and inclusion.

The Library of Michigan is an agency within the Michigan Department of Education. For more information, visit www.Michigan.gov/LibraryOfMichigan.