Thursday, January 04, 2007

News Record | Grants provide computer upgrades at Miami library

News Record: "The Miami Public Library has received two grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

The Public Access Computer Hardware Upgrade Grant, valued at $5,952, was received in August.

The Wireless Access Grant, valued at $3,622, was received in December.

The two grants totaled more than $9,500 in computer improvements for the local library.

The hardware upgrade grant allowed for the purchase of four new computers for public use.

The wireless access grant allowed the building to have wireless access points installed on all three floors of the Miami Public Library.
“Now that we have the wireless access, I feel that we're almost like Starbucks without the coffee,” Marcia Johnson, head librarian at the Miami Public Library, said with a laugh."

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