Oak Ridge Public Library Awarded State Technology Grant


The Oak Ridge Public Library has been awarded a 2020 Technology Grant from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

The $5,022 grant will be matched with funds from the library and used to create a laptop lab. Library staff plan to purchase approximately eight laptops with software, a printer and a laptop charging cart. The laptop lab will offer technology and computer classes for library patrons.

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally, and State Representatives John Ragan and Kent Calfee attended a special check presentation at Oak Ridge Public Library on Friday, October 11, with library staff and volunteers as well as City staff and members of Oak Ridge City Council.

The Tennessee State Library and Archives provides grant opportunities to public libraries across Tennessee for their technology needs. The grant is supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. The Technology Grant is available to public libraries in order to provide technology training opportunities to the public.

For questions about the 2020 Technology Grant or Oak Ridge Public Library programs, please call the library’s front desk at (865) 425-3455.

About Oak Ridge Public Library:
Oak Ridge Public Library is located at 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike. The library serves a community of nearly 30,000 and features a Children’s Room with special programming as well as an extensive archive facility with materials dating back to the early days of Oak Ridge and the Manhattan Project. You can reach the library at (865) 425-3455.