State Representative David S. Olsen (R-Downers Grove) announced today that $333,208 in state-sponsored per capita grant money has been approved for libraries serving the 81st Legislative House District.


The Public Library Per Capita Grants Program was established to assist public libraries to improve and increase library services within their service areas. Grant amounts of up to $1.25 per person served are available, on an annual basis, to all Illinois local public libraries through an application process.


“Community libraries are a valuable resource,” said Olsen. “I am pleased to know that a portion of this year’s per capita library grant funds will be channeled toward libraries which serve the 81st District.”


Libraries serving the 81st Legislative House District that will receive funds include:


  • Downers Grove Public Library: $61,516.25
  • Indian Prairie Public Library District: $53,161.25
  • Naperville Public Library: $177,316.25
  • Woodridge Public Library: $41,213.75


Since 1979, this annual grant program has provided funding to support the day-to-day operations of Illinois’ public libraries. According to the Secretary of State’s office, most libraries have chosen to use the money to fund library materials, programs and personnel.