Some NC libraries to receive funding for collections, technology upgrades

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    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than 120 libraries in North Carolina
    will receive funding for collections, technology upgrades and other
    improvements through a $2 million grant announced by the state
    Department of Cultural Resources.

    Agency director Linda Carlisle said Tuesday the money is being
    provided through the federal Institute of Museum and Library
    Services and will benefit 123 individual projects in the state.

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    Spokeswoman Pan Jaskot says North Carolina is among a handful of
    states to award half of its annual federal library funds to local
    projects. The rest of the money goes to statewide projects.

    Buncombe County plans to use its share to upgrade its wireless
    server system. Greensboro will expand its teen leadership project.
    The Neuse Regional Library will upgrade outdated hardware.

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