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Kentucky public libraries break E-rate record with more than $2.1 million in funding commitments

Kentucky public libraries set a new record for funding commitments from education rate (E-rate), a federal program that provides discounts on Internet, telecommunications, and networking equipment for schools and public libraries. For the July 2019–June 2020 funding year, Kentucky public libraries have a record commitment of $2,195,532 in E-rate funding to be disbursed as they are invoiced for eligible...

Technology such as e-books, Wi-Fi ‘bringing people back’ to Kentucky’s public libraries

Public libraries across Kentucky are reporting unprecedented usage as technology continues to change the way Kentuckians use their libraries, according to a press release from the state Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.   Statistics compiled from Kentucky’s 119 public libraries show that Kentuckians checked out 30,664,564 items during the 2013-2014 fiscal year, setting a record which...