West Liberty Public Library receives grant for new computers

West Liberty Public Library Director Allie Paarsmith receives a $1,200 grant for youth technology from West Liberty Fund Committee Member Geri Owen.

The West Liberty Public Library received a $1,200 impact grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine’s West Liberty Fund.

The money will be used towards gaming computers and electronics, opening up new avenues for our youth once the West Liberty Public Library opens back up to the public.

“We were excited to get the application and we’re glad that the library was one of the recipients,” said Geri Owen, committee member.

With this grant, the library will dedicate a space downstairs in the children’s area for the computers as part of a larger redesign that is currently in progress for the youth area.

Currently, the West Liberty Public Library is closed to the public, though it now provides Library Pick-up and other services. During this closure, it has been updating many areas of the library.

“We are thrilled to be given this grant to help provide new technological experiences for our younger patrons. This money will go towards creating a more engaging atmosphere at the library,” said Library Director Allie Paarsmith.

The West Liberty Public Library strives to be at the forefront of technology, and this grant will allow it to continued its pursuit to be cutting edge.

To learn more about the library, and the physical and online services it currently offers, visit wlpl.org. It is currently providing programming for children and adults online.