The Las Animas–Bent County Library District is pleased to announce it has received a grant in the amount of $4,000 from the Colorado State Library through the State Grants to Libraries Act. Paula Shane, acting director comments that “The Public Library Grant allows us to purchase genealogy database My Heritage and children’s Tumblebooks. The children, youth and adult book selections are greatly enhanced also.”

The State Grants to Libraries is funded by the Colorado Legislature to help increase access to early literacy and educational materials. This non-competitive program administered by the Colorado State Library funds a combined total of 315 public libraries, academic libraries, and school districts for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.