library shelvesSPRINGFIELD – Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) announced $45,000 in new funding to remodel and renovate the Elmwood Park Public Library’s public service area.

Elmwood Park’s library is one of 15 statewide to be awarded a Live and Learn Construction grant. Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded $724,424 in grants this year to help pay for essential capital improvements.

“Libraries play a central role in our communities and provide invaluable resources,” Harmon said. “I am pleased that Elmwood Park’s library received this recognition from the state.”  

Information concerning the Illinois State Library’s Live and Learn Construction grant program can be found at