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McHenry County schools receive $17,000 in library grants

WOODSTOCK – More than $17,000 in school library grant money soon will go to schools in McHenry County, state Rep. Steve Reick said.

“These grants will help put books into the hands of students and will go far in assisting with teaching and learning in northern McHenry County,” the Woodstock Republican representing the 63rd District said in a statement. “The schools up here are hurting, and any assistance the state can provide with the delivery of educational tools is appreciated.”

The $17,381 comes from School District Library Grant Program – an initiative designed to provide library books and materials for students attending public schools in Illinois.

The grant award is based on funds appropriated by the General Assembly and the official enrollment as of the previous Sept. 30 of a school district. The state Legislature has authorized up to a 75 cents a pupil for qualifying schools.

Here’s a look at where the money went:

• Harvard School District 50: $1,865.25

• Alden-Hebron Consolidated Unit 19: $750

• Johnsburg District 12: $1,359

• Riley Consolidated School District 18: $750

• Marengo-Union School District 165: $750

• Marengo High School District 154: $750

• McHenry CCSD 15: $3,262.50

• McHenry High School District 156: $1,669.50

• Nippersink School District 2: $845.25

• Richmond Burton School District 157: $750

• Woodstock School District 200: $4,629.75

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