Brown Library awarded federal grant

Published 6:06 pm Friday, July 31, 2015


The George H. and Laura E. Brown Library of Washington has been awarded a $4,863 grant. Proceeds from this grant will be used to purchase technology equipment to provide job-seekers uninterrupted time sessions while filling out job applications, writing resumes and searching for jobs. LSTA funds awarded by the State Library of North Carolina are made possible through funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

These federal funds are investments that help libraries deliver relevant and up-to-date services for their communities. At Brown Library, the LSTA grant will fund three Dell Latitude Internet-enabled laptops, three Microsoft Office Standard 2013 licenses, five Symantec Endpoint Protection for Small Business Edition 12.1, one HP LJ Pro wireless printer and one toner cartridge.

“At the present time, our patron computers have a set time limit of 60 minutes. The laptops will allow job-seekers to complete quality job applications and resumes without the fear of running out of time,” said library Director Gloria Moore. “The wireless printer will allow patrons to print on the spot rather than have to save the document to print at another location.”