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ITC donation to help fund e-book collection

JACKSON — ITC has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Friends of the Jackson County Library to purchase e-books and digital audio. The addition of new titles of e-books and digital audio will help meet the demand for new titles for the registered borrowers of not only Jackson County but the entire Plum Creek Regional Library System.

“The ability to purchase new titles will expand the collection and help meet the educational, recreational and informational needs for people of all ages,” said Tamera Erickson, Jackson County Library director. “Public demand is growing and with more library users purchasing reader and tablet devices, it has been hard to keep up with the demand without compromising the print collection.”

“ITC is pleased to provide this support to the Friends of the Jackson County Library, given the important role that the library plays for the whole county,” said ITC Midwest Local Government and Community Affairs Area Manager Lori Broghammer. “The residents and businesses of Jackson County have welcomed ITC to the area and been so supportive of our efforts to improve the regional electric transmission system. We’re pleased to give back to the community and support this good work.”

ITC makes contributions to local nonprofits who emphasize education, environmental stewardship, social services and health and wellness as part of the company’s commitment to the communities it serves.

“This grant is one example of the continued support Friends of the Jackson County Library has received from our community in the past eight years,” said Karla Kuipers, President of the Friends group. “As the library adds new technology, donors such as ITC are critical to the Friends mission of providing funding to enhance the library collection.

“Thank you to the ITC Charitable Giving Program from the bottom of our hearts for partnering with us in such an important endeavor.”