Villa: Funding will help local libraries bounce back from pandemic

SUGAR GROVE – Thanks to support from State Senator Karina Villa (D-West Chicago) to provide local libraries with the resources needed for pandemic recovery, three libraries in the district she represents will receive more than $48,000 in combined grant funding to grow and enhance their services for the community.

“Our libraries have worked hard to be a constant in our lives through the ups and downs of the pandemic,” Villa said. “From providing resources for virtual learning to serving as a safe space for children after school, the work our libraries do for our communities is unmatched.”

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 libraries in the district Villa represents will receive these funds:
• Town and Country Public Library: $19,647
• Sugar Grove Public Library: $19,713
• Yorkville Public Library: $9,280

“This critical funding will help our local libraries bounce back from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic so they can continue to provide for our community,” Villa said. “Libraries have always been one of my favorite places to visit, and I look forward to seeing the growth that will come from increased access to resources at these facilities.”

$48,640 in funding was awarded to libraries in the 25th Senate District. For a full list of libraries receiving a grant, click here.