The Taking Care of Business Grant was awarded to Kewanee Public Library District in September of 2007. Sixteen libraries in Stark, Henry and Bureau counties pledged to collaborate in providing information resources for job seekers and entrepreneurs in these mostly rural communities. Economic Development Offices in all three counties also agreed to participate in the project. The grant provided funds for improvement of the business and career collections of all sixteen libraries. Greater funds were provided to Kewanee Public Library District for the purchase of core reference materials. DVDs on a variety of business topics were purchase and are housed in the Black Hawk College East Learning Resource Center collection. Funds also provided for ten educational programs presenting a variety of business topics meant to support small business and foster an entrepreneurial spirit.
This site is part of the "Taking Care of Business" grant that was awarded to the Kewanee Public Library District (KPLD) in September of 2007. Funding for this grant was awarded by the Illinois State Library (ISL), a Division of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).