Elgin Public Library is having an open house on Wednesday, August 31, during our regular hours, 1-7pm. We want people to come and see our new computers and other equipment that we received from the BTOP grant! We hope the public will find our new computers useful and much faster than the old equipment!
The U.S. Department of Commerce awarded the Nebraska Library Commission a $2,416,403 grant to fund Nebraska’s public computer center project, Library Broadband Builds Nebraska Communities. The three year project is designed to expand broadband capacity; upgrade public computing resources in libraries; and advance access to employment, learning, health information, and E-Government services. The Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information (NITIA) Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is the source of the funding. In addition to the federal grant, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is providing $1,251,786 in matching funds. The Nebraska Library Commission is using the funds to enhance public computer centers in 147 public library locations statewide.
Money expended for our library’s new equipment was $4,787.52. This is your stimulus money at work! Make good use of it!
The Elgin Veteran’s Club will be holding a steak fry on Monday, Aug. 29. The event will be held at the KC Hall and is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The steak fry is for all Legion and VFW members, Ladies Auxiliary, former members and potential new members.
The Elgin Community Center Floor Fund donations are getting closer to the goal of $25,000.
Donations received so far now total $10,143.50!
Recent donors were Bob Schrage, Bernadine Erickson, Angela Meis, Lonnie Dinslage, Lee Sullivan, Gene & Mary Jane Boes and the Bill Bergstrom Memorial. The floor project will begin in October.
Donations may be sent to: Elgin Community Center, PO Box 12, Elgin, NE 68636.
Monday night was a time to review and to look forward for the Elgin Community Club.
Holding their monthly meeting at the Steel Steed Steakhouse & Saloon, President Jeremy Young led a spirited discussion of what has been a busy few weeks for the volunteer organization.
He said reviews of the first-ever ‘Wing Ding’ celebration were all positive.
“We served 140 pounds of chicken wings and ran out one hour early. Next year, we need to make more wings. The team of Kyle and Deb Warren, Gary and Jayne Arehart, won the wings competition and receive a $100 cash prize.
After paying all the bills, Young said the club made money from the event. “We need to keep building on that,” he said.
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August 19, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off