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FITCHBURG: The Trustees of the Fitchburg Public Library are pleased to announce that library has received a $10,000 Customer Service in the Digital Age grant. These federal funds are provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).
With these funds the Fitchburg Public Library will increase students’ access to library materials and resources by raising awareness of our services, addressing socioeconomic barriers that limit access, and training staff to support the use of electronic services. All public school students in kindergarten and 6th grade will tour the library and each student will receive a library card if they don’t already have one. An illustrator has been hired to create a book for the kindergarteners about using the Fitchburg Public Library, and a graphic novel for the 6th graders.
Every Fitchburg High School student will receive an e-library card giving them access to all the library’s electronic resources, including ebooks, emagazines, emusic, databases of newspaper, book, and magazine articles, and much more. We will also reach out to the community to educate them on the benefits of using their public library. If you haven’t been to the library in a while come in and see what we have for you.