(County Library to apply for a grant)…The County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the request this week.

Librarian Crystal Duran will apply for a California State Library’s Library Services and Technology Act competitive grant. If approved, the funds would be used to implement an innovative, regional program in collaboration with the other four library jurisdictions. The project, titled Libraries on the Spectrum, will provide services for families with children on the autism spectrum by undergoing staff development, implementing environmental changes, and providing targeted services and programming countywide. The program is the first that all five local libraries have undertaken collectively. Grants will be awarded next month