The Linebaugh Library System has been awarded a community relations grant from the Best Buy Children’s Foundation.
This grant will provide technology specifically geared to creating teen programming and enhancing the library’s ability to relate to the community, according to a press release.
Best Buy Community Grants are offered annually to organizations that give teens access to opportunities through technology.
The Best Buy Children’s Foundation provides these grants of up to $10,000 to assist with programming and technological needs, with nearly $3 million being awarded this year. Linebaugh previously received a similar grant from the foundation, allowing for the purchase of photography equipment and laptops used for programming.
Funds from the grant will be split between the system’s two largest branches, at Linebaugh and Smyrna. The hallmark program will be the Teen Tech Crew, which will enable teens to use professional-grade video equipment and software to create movies.
The Tech Crew, expected to begin meeting in late fall, will be flexible enough to allow for a wide array of formats, from feature-length films to short formats such as YouTube videos and podcasts.
Linebaugh Library System has locations in Murfreesboro, Smyrna, and Eagleville.