Sen. Laura Fine

GLENVIEW – Libraries in Evanston, Glenview and Northbrook will be given nearly $100,000 in grants thanks to Secretary of State Jesse White, State Senator Laura Fine (D-Glenview) announced Tuesday.

“Libraries are a vital resource for continued education, growth, community and outreach,” Senator Fine said. “This grant ensures their resources are available to all community members, especially people who are concerned about their safety in these unprecedented times.

The initiative is aimed to respond directly to difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant provides funding for libraries to modify services, transform spaces and develop resources for their local recovering workforce and to ensure all operations can be provided safely and effectively as the pandemic continues.

The following cities in Senator Fine’s district will receive these funds:

  • Evanston: $24,500
  • Glenview: $49,000
  • Northbrook: $24,912

“I am proud of the resilience of our libraries’ staff who have been finding creative ways to make these resources accessible to their community in the face of adversity,” Senator Fine said. “I hope this grant will continue to advance our community to create new educational resources and make these tools even more accessible than before.”

Approximately $98,400 in funding was granted to libraries in the 9th Senate District. For a full list of libraries receiving a grant, click here.