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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The New Hanover County Public Library in Wilmington is one of 71 library projects around North Carolina to receive a grant for books, outreach, and technology.
The State Library Division of the Department of Cultural Resources awarded $1.4 million in federally funded grants on Thursday, according to a news release.
The New Hanover Public Library was awarded $32,000 for a digitization project. This money will go towards preserving 3,000 images of residents from the Lower Cape Fear region throughout history. These images will be digitized and placed in the library's photo collection. Community members are encouraged to bring in images to submit.
Other projects around the state include grants to purchase new print resources (H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library in Henderson), upgrade computer systems (Petttigrew Regional Library, which serves Chowan, Perquimans, Tyrell, and Washington), install wireless internet (Bennett College in Greensboro), and add eBooks (Fontana Regional Library, which serves Swain, Macon, and Jackson counties).
This project is aimed at enhancing the lives of North Carolinians by increasing and imporving library services which connect people to information and ideas.
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