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County library district receives $20,000 grant

COLFAX – The county library district is among 77 awarded a $20,000 Acton Family Giving COVID Library Relief Fund grant.

“This is a post-COVID, get-back-to-normal activity for libraries,” Colfax branch manager Shirley Cornelius said. “This grant was offered to rural libraries across the nation. I have been here for six years and we have never gotten one.”

Grantees are academic, correctional, public, school and tribal libraries from 32 states and Puerto Rico.

Only two rural libraries in Washington received a grant.

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