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ILLINOIS STATE SENATE DISTRICT 57: Belt announces library grants to local school districts


By Press release submission | Jan 21, 2020

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Illinois State Senate District 57 issued the following announcement on Jan. 15.

Eighteen local school districts will receive more than $23,000 in grants through the Illinois secretary of state’s School Library Grant program, State Senator Christopher Belt (D-Centreville) announced Wednesday.

The grants, which are issued by the Illinois State Library, are meant to help public schools offer more library books and materials to students.

“This grant will be very beneficial for these well deserving schools in my district,” Belt said. “It’s very pleasing to see these libraries receiving additional funds to buy materials that will increase student’s reading and language skills, which ultimately helps with developing student’s minds.”

Schools receiving school library grants include:

Harmony Emge School District 175, Belleville — $750

Belleville Township High School District 201, Belleville — $3,505.50

Whiteside School District 115, Belleville — $897

Signal Hill School District 181, Belleville — $750

Belle Valley School District 119, Belleville — $750

Cahokia Community Unit School District 187— $2,415

East Saint Louis School District 189 — $3,553.50

Grant Community Consolidated School District 110, Fairview Heights — $750

Freeburg Community Consolidated School District 70 — $750

Freeburg Community High School District 77 — $750

Lebanon Community Unit School District 9 — $750

Madison Community Unit School District 12 — $750

Millstadt Community Consolidated School District 160 — $750

O'Fallon School District 90 — $2,723.25

O'Fallon Township High School District 203 — $1,801.50

Shiloh Village School District 85 — $915.75

Wolf Branch School District 113, Swansea — $750

High Mount School District 116, Swansea — $750

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