04232018CM0497 rIllinois Secretary of State Jesse White has announced more than $15 million in funding to libraries statewide through the Illinois Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid grants.

“This funding will help further educational programs and services that make our libraries a fixture within the community,” State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) said. “I am excited to see how our neighborhoods will benefit from this increased funding.”

Per Capita grants help fund library expenses such as materials, personnel, equipment, telecommunications and technology. Equalization Aid grants help qualifying public libraries with a low library tax base ensure a minimum level of funding for library services.

Libraries in Murphy’s district will receive more than $305,000 in funding under the Per Capita grant. The following libraries are receiving funds:

Library Name



Des Plaines Public Library

Des Plaines


Elk Grove Village Public Library

Elk Grove Village


Park Ridge Public Library

Park Ridge


Schaumburg Township District Library




Applications for these grants are due Jan. 15. For more information, visit http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/grants/plpc_equalization.html.

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Des Plaines, Illinois 60018
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