NJ Receives Federal Funds To Upgrade Library Computers

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Thomas Edison State College will receive $5.1 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to add computer workstations and upgrade connectivity at nearly 125 libraries across the state. The funding will also provide job search assistance and workforce development programs at 365 New Jersey libraries.

“At a time when New Jersey’s libraries are facing severe budget cuts, this timely investment will help libraries throughout the state continue providing important public services,” said U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ). “With so many employers requiring job applications to be submitted electronically, this funding will help ensure the public can visit the library to access computers, the Internet and other job search assistance.”

The New Jersey State Library, an affiliate of Thomas Edison State College, will administer the grant award.

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