A state grant is helping a northeast Missouri library bridge the digital divide.
The Missouri State librarian presented a check to the Marion County Library in Palmyra Thursday.
The director of that library said the $2,500 check will be used to buy 10 iPads and 10 internet hot spots.
They said they are the first library in the state to receive the grant.
“Libraries are always going to be buildings with books but we can offer different ways to access information now and in order to have those needs met, we bring in the new technology that people want and maybe they can’t afford it or just don’t have access to it,” said director Stephanie Harrington.
Harrington said they should have the iPads and hot spots ready to check out this November.