Goldsborough, NC. (WNCT) Wayne County Public Library has received a $ 75,000 LSTA project grant from the North Carolina State Library.
The library, in partnership with Open Broadband, Wages and Wayne County Public Schools, will use the grant funds to launch the Doodle Community Digital Inclusion Initiative.
Assistant Director Megan Wilson said, “To the best of our knowledge, this project is one of the first of its kind in North Carolina.
The project will use a three-pronged approach to help provide an equity to the Doodle community’s digital resources: access, devices and technical support services.
As part of this project, a free high-speed public WiFi access point will be provided outside the Steve and Susan Para Family Education Center.
Funds will be used to lend Chromebooks to siblings enrolled in the public school system as well as to families of children enrolled in learning centers.
Finally, library staff will provide extensive technical training to families in the Dudley community.
The grant is funded by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and administered by the North Carolina State Library under the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). .
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