The Stewart County Library is receiving a $15,000 grant from the state to help pay for an outdoor pavilion that will give local residents access to the Internet even when the library is closed.
The 36-foot x 17-foot pavilion will have lighting, seating, electrical outlets and WiFi access.
“This will provide better service to the people who use the library,” said Senator Mark Green. “I know many people will take advantage of the pavilion after regular library hours are over.”
“Stewart County residents who don’t have access to broadband Internet service should find this very helpful,” Representative Tim Wirgau said. “It should also be popular with the people who use parks and campgrounds in the area.”
“I have often said that libraries are not just places where people check out books anymore,” Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. “Increasingly, they are used by people who need computer access for professional training courses, job listings or other services. This pavilion should greatly expand the usefulness of this library.”