Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt presented the Chester Public Library with a $25,000 technology and infrastructure improvement grant to help the library purchase new e-readers and, for the first time ever, WiFi hotspots available for check out by library patrons.
The funds also will assist with the installation of new handicap-accessible doors for the entrance of the library.
Our local libraries are a vital free resource that all can take advantage of,” Schmitt said in the press release detailing the grant, “and this grant will help increase Chester Public Library’s offerings and accessibility for all.”
Library Director Maureen Jagos said the funding “will be incredibly valuable in our pursuit to revitalize and update our public library.”
In thanking the assemblyman for his assistance in securing the funding, Chester Public Library Board Member Kerry Cambria said “we will be able to offer our patrons and community new upgrades in technology like internet hotspots, e-readers and also a handicap accessible entrance.