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Sauk Valley Community College wins state grant for library improvements

DIXON - Sauk Valley Community College plans to install new study pods in its library next year after winning a state grant.

The SVCC Learning Commons Library received the On the Road to Recovery: Transforming Library Spaces grant for $23,508 from the Illinois State Library.

This funding comes at a crucial time with the number of SVCC library quiet study rooms being reduced by more than half in recent years, according to a news release.

“In addition to library services, staff expertise, and available technology, visitors are seeking a space in which to work comfortably,” Library Coordinator Melanie Armstrong said. “Academic support is a holistic effort, and quiet study spaces figure among the most valuable services the library can offer in that respect.”

Privacy lounge study pods have been ordered and are projected to be installed in late February 2022.