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City of Apache Junction Public Information Office
Thursday June 10th, 2010 :: 10:16 a.m. MST
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Apache Junction Public Library Awarded Prestigious LSTA Grant



Apache Junction, Arizona, June 10, 2010



Thanks to a grant for $99,997 from the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, the Apache Junction Public Library will be establishing the “Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Training Center” at the library.



Every day, 300,000 Americans get job seeking help at their public library. Over 13,000 U.S. public libraries offer career assistance, which is why Americans turn to libraries when searching for new jobs.*



“This grant will strengthen our ability to handle the kinds of questions we receive every day. Helping people is what the library is all about. This is just one of the many ways that we make a difference in people’s lives,” said Spencer Paden, Library Manager.



In 2010, the Arizona State Library will receive more than $3 million under the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.



Almost $1 million of the funding is being awarded on a competitive basis to libraries in Arizona. The remaining funds will be used to support statewide services, including family literacy and reading programs, electronic databases, digital government initiatives, continuing education classes and other programs.



“The Arizona State Library is pleased to support innovative projects that serve the people of Arizona with LSTA funding,” said GladysAnn Wells, Arizona State Librarian.



The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records is a state agency dedicated to ensuring that the Arizona Legislature and Arizonans have access to the information they need today, and the history of Arizona for tomorrow, through partnerships with all types of cultural and public information institutions.



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Apache Junction, AZ 85219

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