Library Receives Grant to Improve Technology for Handicapped Patrons

The Michigan Legislature created The Library of Michigan to guarantee the people of Michigan and their government one perpetual institution to collect and preserve Michigan publications, conduct reference, and research and support libraries statewide. Through the organization, the St. Clair County Library System will soon receive assistance from the Improving Access to Information grant. The fund supports public and academic library programs designed to increase access by improving literacy. The program also hopes to provide broader access to special or historic collections or improve digital access and inclusion. The St. Clair County Library system will be receiving just over $22,000 which will be used to integrate technology into the countywide services for blind and physically handicapped patrons, allowing real-time descriptions of written and digital text.