Photo submitted Pictured are King Simpson, library director; Sherry Appling, technical services, and Suzanne Hughes, Carpenter Company Human Resources Manager.

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Pictured are King Simpson, library director; Sherry Appling, technical services, and Suzanne Hughes, Carpenter Company Human Resources Manager.

The Logan County Public Library received a $35,000 grant on Aug. 15 of $35,000. The grant was endowed by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation for the purpose of updating and replacing hardware and equipment.

The library has received grants from the Carpenter Foundation on several occasions. Most recently in 2012, the Carpenter Foundation granted $500,000 to help fund the building of the library’s new facility.

This recent grant will be utilized to allow the library to continue to strive to serve as a technology hub for Logan County.

The library plays a crucial role in providing our rural community with technology and connection to the world. Having the ability to update technology allows the library to become more efficient, offer new and top-quality services, and helps the community become more technologically proficient.

Most of the current public equipment that is in use today at the library was brought to the new building on Armory Drive when it first opened in 2014 and is now showing signs of significant aging.

“We are so thrilled that the Carpenter Foundation has once again selected us as a recipient of their generosity. Through this funding, we will be able to replace and update our technology, which the public depends on for everything from searches to homework help,” said King Simpson, Director of the Logan County Public Library.

Plans to upgrade and replace hardware and equipment will start on Sept. 23 and finish at the end of the month.