State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, D-Shorewood, announced last week that seven school districts in the 49th Illinois Senate District received grant money for their libraries.
The seven school districts will collectively receive nearly $54,000 in grants from the Illinois Secretary of State's school library grant program, according to a news release.
The funds are meant to help school libraries improve technology, by purchasing new computers or improving Wi-Fi connectivity, acquire books, educational CDs and DVDs, and library subscriptions to electronic resources, according to the release.
"Our school libraries expand and develop the minds of our students," said Bertino-Tarrant. "These vital funds will help equip our school libraries with the resources to give our students the opportunity to meet the challenges of the 21st century."
Plainfield School District 202 will receive about $19,000.
Oswego School District 308 will receive nearly $13,000.
Valley View School District 365U will receive nearly $12,000.
Joliet Township High School District 204 will receive about $5,000.
Troy Elementary School District 30C will receive nearly $3,000.
Channahon School District 17 will receive nearly $900 and Richland School District 88A will receive $750.