A bookseller has been awarded a $8.7 million grant from the California Library Association to expand the circulation of its book collection in the Golden State.
The LA County Library Association said in a statement the library had been working with its community to bring in new books, including by author Michael Moore and author and film producer Peter Fonda, to expand its book lending.
The grant will fund the construction of a new building and an expanded collection of digital titles to meet growing demand, the association said.
The new library will be open to the public and will be staffed by a full-time librarian and a part-time curator, the statement said.
“It is vital that we can bring the benefits of the digital library to all Californians.
By providing more access to the best books, we can all be better served and better connected to the people we serve,” the statement read.