Putnam County Library Wins $50,000 Grant for ADA

The Putnam County library district is receiving a $50,000 Live and Learn Construction Grant from the State of Illinois and will use it to bring the building up to code for the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The grant, which will be used for a much larger Granville library project, was among $701,000 in grants through the Illinois State Library announced this week by the Illinois Secretary of State’s office.

Jay Kalman, Putnam County Public Library Director, said, “I want to thank the Secretary of State’s office, the State Library, and Jesse White for thinking about us during a time when budgets are so important.”

Kalman said bids have gone out and will be awarded May 20 to begin the updating and for the move to the new library building in Granville.

“I am pleased to award these grants through the Illinois State Library to help maintain the infrastructure of our public libraries so that they remain the best information resource available to citizens,” said Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State.

Source: News Tribune