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BLRL Awarded Memory Kits Grant

Updated: Jun 10


Barry-Lawrence Regional Library Awarded Memory Kits Grant

Barry-Lawrence, MO – June 6, 2024 – The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library is excited to announce its success is being awarded a grant for Memory Kits Grant in 2024. This grant, administered by the Missouri State Library's Office of the Secretary of State, is designed to enhance library services and resources, particularly focusing on memory retention aids for aging individuals.

The 32 kits were sent to all 9 branches. They will play a vital role in supporting memory retention among patrons of all ages, especially older adults. These kits stimulate cognitive function and promote mental acuity by providing engaging materials and activities. The BLRL recognizes the importance of supporting our patrons in maintaining their cognitive health and independence. In addition to the cognitive benefits, memory kits also serve as tools for social engagement and connection within the community.

The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library is committed to promoting lifelong learning and well-being, and the Memory Kits Project aligns perfectly with this mission. The Library expresses gratitude for being awarded $5000.00 for these Memory Kits.

This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State. and/or @US_IMLS

For more information, please contact:

Greg Brown

Public Relation Coordinator

Barry-Lawrence Regional Library

417-444-6552 /

About Barry-Lawrence Regional Library:

Barry-Lawrence Regional Library serves as a hub for learning, literacy, and community engagement in Barry & Lawrence counties. Committed to providing access to information and resources, the Library strives to enrich the lives of its patrons through innovative programs and services.

BLRL: Connect, Transform, Inspire.



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