The Pasco County Public Library Cooperative has received two state grants that will allow it to expand its services.
The library has received a grant for $20,315 for fiscal year 2020-2021 to create a Books by Mail program, which will serve homebound residents who are physically unable to visit the library.
Homebound residents include those who can’t leave home during the pandemic, but also could be expanded to include people who live far away from a library.
The program will deliver materials to patrons through the United State Postal Service, and will provide postage for the materials to be returned, according to information included in the agenda backup for the Pasco County Commission’s March 9 board meeting.
The county’s library system also received a grant through the Library Services and Technology Act for $50,413, to be used for a “Mobile Makerspace.”
In other library news, these appointments were made:
- Douglas Butler will represent District 5 Commissioner Jack Mariano on the Library Advisory Board
- Richard Hayes will represent District 3 Commissioner Kathryn Starkey on the Library Advisory Board
- Joan Clark will represent Pasco County at large on the Library Advisory Board
- Susan Dillinger will represent Pasco County at large, west side, on the Library Cooperative Advisory Board
- Anjali Bedi will represent the City of Zephyrhills on the Library Advisory Board and Pasco County at large, east side, on the Library Cooperative Advisory Board.
Published March 17, 2021