Pettigrew Regional Library awarded federal grant

Published 4:29 pm Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Pettigrew Regional Library serving the counties of Chowan, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington has been awarded a $7,708 grant to be used for Cameras, both digital and video, scanners, PhotoDirector software, microphones, a conference cam and digital film and slide convertors to serve our patrons by giving them the ability to produce video and audio productions as well as convert their 8mm and slides to machine readable form. This video/audio initiative was supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

These federal funds are investments that help libraries deliver relevant and up-to-date services for their communities. At Pettigrew Regional Library the LSTA grant will purchase the above named equipment for each library in order to expand our maker space programs. Library Director Judi Bugniazet said “we are excited to receive this grant and expand our services to our patrons so that we can assist students as well as adults in producing video and audio presentations as well as help them preserve their memories.

Pettigrew Regional Library received one of the 48 competitive grants for fiscal year 2018-2019 awarded to North Carolina libraries from this year’s federal allotment of $4,579,356.00. The LSTA grant program administered by the State Library of North Carolina funds library projects across the state that advance excellence and promote equity by strengthening capacity, expanding access, and community engagement in North Carolina’s libraries.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. Through the LSTA Grants to States program IMLS provides funds to State Library agencies using a population-based formula. State libraries may use the appropriation to support statewide initiatives and services; they may also distribute the funds through competitive subgrants to public and academic libraries. To learn more about the Institute, please visit

For more information about North Carolina’s LSTA program visit the State Library of North Carolina’s LSTA web page at or contact the State Library’s Federal Programs Consultant at 919-807-7423.