Senator Jane Nelson
P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0112
Fax (512) 463-0923

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 3, 2013
Contact: Megan Hanson, (512) 463-0112

SD 12 LIBRARIES RECEIVE MORE THAN $40,000 IN GRANTS

AUSTIN — Two public libraries located in Senate District 12, represented by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, recently received more than $40,000 from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC). The Carrolton and Little Elm Public Libraries were selected to receive grants to help provide Texans with beneficial library services.

"It is hard to overstate the importance of libraries in our communities," said Senator Nelson. "Not only do public libraries help preserve the history of our towns and cities, but they also play a key role in educating both children and adults. As a former teacher, I am very grateful for the hard work of our public libraries, and am proud to see that work recognized with these grants."

TSLAC awarded a $1,279 grant to the Carrollton Public Library to aid their effort to digitize the records of Union Baptist Church, as well as a $42,964 grant to the Little Elm Public Library to expand literacy opportunities at its Children's Center. A full list of the 2014 grant awards is available at TSLAC's website.

SENATOR JANE NELSON represents District 12, including portions of Denton and Tarrant counties. She is chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and the highest ranking Republican in the Texas Senate.

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