PIERRE — The South Dakota State Library Board has announced that 78 South Dakota libraries have received $1.9 million in grants funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.
“These funds will help libraries across our state to invest in infrastructure, technology and materials that will serve their patrons through modern, innovative facilities and practices well into the future,” said Brenda Hemmelman, interim state librarian.
Grant-funded items include the following:
• Technology to replace old computers, printers and iPads
• Digitization equipment
• Books, audio books and e-books
• 3D printers and other makerspace equipment
• Furniture with embedded technology
• Library automation…