Grant Is Completed
In April, the Barnsdall Library was awarded an Oklahoma H.O.P.E. Grant. This grant was awarded to cultural and humanities organizations to support projects that had been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are pleased to announce that the grant is now completed and we were able to purchase 352 new books for every section of the library. HOPEinOK, #OKHumanities,@OKHumanities,and @NEHgov
Library Awarded Digital Inclusion Grant
The Barnsdall Library received notification that we have been awarded a $5000 digital inclusion grant from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. The Barnsdall library was one of 50 institutions to receive the grant from the ODL courtesy of the federal CARES Act and the Institution of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). This grant was distributed to public libraries, tribal libraries and cultural centers, museums and literacy program to improve digital access during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.
The grant will be used to upgrade the library’s public computers and monitors, purchase a laptop for public use and a webcam to assist students with virtual learning.
The library is a department of the city of Barnsdall and our budget is provided from city taxes. Because of the Covid-19 members of our community have had to quarantine and social distance and have not frequented our local businesses as often as usual. This has resulted in a decrease in tax revenue. This grant will allow us not to have to make some hard decisions on what service we will need to cut. With this grant our patrons will be able to have free access to the latest state of the art computers that they can use to fill out resumes, search for job employment, file for assistance during these tough times, attend online classes or a multitude of other uses.
The plan is to purchase the equipment and have it installed as soon as possible. We will keep you updated when everything is in placed and ready for use.
The CARES Act Digital Inclusion Grant Is Completed
The Barnsdall Library is proud to announce that the digital inclusion grant provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Libraries has now been completed.
The grant was courtesy of the federal CARES Act and provided funding that allowed the library to purchases new desktop computers, monitors, and keyboards, a webcam, a laptop, and headphones for the public use. The new equipment is installed and ready for the use by the public.