(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — State Representative Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro-above at podium) announced Tuesday that public libraries in Campbell County are receiving over $3,200 in Technology Grants from the Tennessee State Library and Archives. 

“Congratulations to our local leaders and Campbell County for securing these much-deserved grants to help modernize and update our local libraries,” said Representative Powers. “Our citizens rely on technology, and this funding will ensure they can continue to access computers and the internet free of charge. These funds will help provide more opportunities for our citizens, and I look forward to seeing our newly updated libraries in the near future.”

Caryville will receive a grant for $1,114 for the purpose of purchasing desktops and electronic equipment. Jacksboro will receive $780 to purchase desktops and monitors. Jellico will receive $783 to also purchase desktops and monitors and LaFollette will receive $604 to purchase desktops, software, and networking equipment.

“Access to technology is something many of us take for granted,” Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. “Our public libraries across the state play a pivotal role in connecting Tennesseans. I’m proud of the role the Tennessee Library and Archives plays in increasing access to technology and education across the entire state.”

Technology grants are available for public libraries to replace or purchase technology, including computers, software, networking hardware or peripherals. The State Library and Archives is awarding more than $350,000 in technology grants across the state.