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First Tuesdays was designed as a continuing-education opportunity for staff of libraries in Washington State. This free web presentation allows attendees to share their skills and successes and learn about new topics. The special-subject presentations, lasting about 60 minutes, are recorded so that others may listen at their own convenience.

Next Session

Washington State Libraries Capital Improvement Competitive Grant Program, February 4, 2020, 9 a.m. PACIFIC

The Department of Commerce is pleased to introduce a new competitive grant program to assist libraries throughout Washington State. A study was conducted in 2018 to document the Capital needs of libraries in Rural Distressed Counties and the local funding capacity of the districts and counties that serve these counties. In 2019, the Washington State legislature established the Library Capital Improvement Program to assist libraries in acquiring, constructing, or rehabilitating their facilities based on this study.

This webinar will cover an overview of the grant threshold requirements, contracting requirements, and some quick guidance on common issues with planning the rehabilitation of older library facilities. Visit to stay up to date.

Presented by Cathy Brockmann and Nicholas Vann, Washington State Department of Commerce.

Contact Information

Tami Masenhimer, Training Coordinator
[email protected]

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Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).