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Craig Public Library awarded $1,000 NOAA PLACE Grant

Posted: January 11, 2017 - 12:00am

Craig Public Library awarded $1,000 NOAA PLACE Grant

CRAIG — The Craig Public Library has been awarded a $1,000 grant as part of the Public Libraries Advancing Community Engagement (PLACE) program funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Librarians will receive professional development and, in partnership with NOAA scientists, co-facilitate a three-part public library program series for their community.

NOAA said librarians can play a significant role in increasing a community’s ability to recover quickly from, plan for and anticipate weather impacts. PLACE engages people to discuss local weather challenges and threats. Community members will read popular fiction and non-fiction books and watch human-interest videos about people who have developed resilient strategies for facing climate challenges. Participants will become aware of online tools that can provide information for their own community, family and individual planning for extreme weather and other climate events.

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