Technology Grant Awarded to Whitman County Library

PHOTO: Teen Librarian Nichole Kopp leads a coding class in the St. John Library.

PHOTO: Teen Librarian Nichole Kopp leads a coding class in the St. John Library.

Residents across Whitman County will benefit from a $15,455 technology grant recently announced by The Washington State Library. The grant is designed to help residents of all ages improve their digital skills by providing laptops, tablets and equipment that will be used in digital learning classes featuring Microsoft Imagine Academy and Coding Camp curriculum.

While this equipment was awarded to the Endicott, Lacrosse, Malden, Rosalia and St. John branch libraries, it really benefits all residents of Whitman County Library District by alleviating some of the scheduling pressure on the library’s existing laptop lab. That lab is currently being shared among all of the branch locations and used for outreach instruction to area schools.

Funding for this project is made possible through a legislative appropriation that provides free access to Microsoft Imagine Academy for all residents of Washington State along with MOS certification testing and support, administered through The Washington State Library.

Class information will soon be available at Whitman County Library website, WCL Facebook pages or through local media. You can also contact Clancy Pool, project coordinator at 509-648-3319


For a complete list of events and programs happening in all fourteen Whitman County Library branches, visit the Whitman County Library website or the library's events calendar or call the library at 397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll-free.