November 30, 2015

Wisconsin: Public Schools Receive $30 Million in Library Aid

From State Journal:

Wisconsin public schools have received $30.1 million from a state trust fund to help purchase materials for their libraries.

School districts can spend the money awarded Monday on books, newspapers, periodicals, and some digital materials.

A state trust fund set by the constitution uses loan interests generated on public lands to support the cause. Revenue from unclaimed property, penalties and timber production also contribute to the fund.

More in this News Release from the Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands

Hat Tip: Wisconsin Library Services

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