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The Royston Public Library has been awarded a prestigious $10,000 grant as part of the Libraries Transforming Communities: Accessible Small and Rural Communities initiative, spearheaded by the American Library Association (ALA). This grant aims to enhance accessibility and community engagement for individuals with disabilities in small and rural libraries. The Royston Library plans to host community conversations to gain direct patron input into the best use of these funds. Ideas include utilizing the grant to develop tailored programs, including Sensory Storytime sessions and Quieter Storytime sessions with interactive elements. Furthermore, the library could improve physical accessibility by enhancing the garden infrastructure and providing accessible equipment such as wheelchair-friendly rugs and large print keyboards. Through this initiative, the Royston Library endeavors to create a welcoming environment where individuals of all abilities can participate in library programs and activities. This initiative aligns with the ALA's broader mission of the Libraries Transforming Communities initiative, which aims to empower libraries to better support their communities.



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