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Library receives an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) American Rescue Plan Grant

Posted: October 28, 2021

By: GEPL Staff

Glen Ellyn Public Library has received an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) American Rescue Plan Grant to purchase a Wi-Fi-enabled outreach vehicle. “As pillars of our communities, libraries and museums bring people together by providing important programs, services, and collections. These institutions are trusted spaces where people can learn, explore and grow,” said IMLS Director Crosby Kemper. “IMLS is proud to support their initiatives through our grants as they educate and enhance their communities.”

The Glen Ellyn Public Library Anywhere project is focused on helping the Village of Glen Ellyn bring essential services to those adversely affected by COVID-19 and to make connections between the library and the community. “The library will purchase a Wi-Fi-enabled outreach vehicle to provide access to our programs, services, and technology at senior centers, schools, parks, and other community locations,” said Dawn Bussey, Glen Ellyn Public Library Executive Director. “The van will also help the library build relationships in order to better understand the needs of its remote members and incorporate their voice within strategic planning and program development.”

For more information, please email Library Director Dawn Bussey at dawnbussey@gepl.org or phone 630-790-6760.