Destin Library Awarded CARES Act Grant
The Destin Library will offer a variety of new services that assist patrons and staff with minimizing personal interactions and increasing on-site internet access thanks to an Institute of Museum and Library Services CARES Act Grant in the amount of $75,272. The Technology upgrades include a self-service tablet checkout station housing six Samsung Galaxy tablets with Wi-Fi internet connections, installation, as well as a radio frequency identification device self-service kiosk, staff workstations, an inventory device, gates, and mobile library checkout app for smart phones. These services will address the need for the library to supply computer and internet access and maintain the social distancing guidelines for the personal health and safety of its patrons.
“The staff at the Destin Library are delighted to be able to improve our services to the community,” stated Library Director Wen Livingston.