Library to Get Computers with Grant from E.ON U.S.

By Elizabeth Kramer

The Louisville Free Public Library’s main branch will soon be getting nearly 100 computers its purchasing with a new grant.

The $150,000 grant from E.ON U.S., which owns the Louisville Gas and Electric Company, is helping pay for the computers. They’ll be installed into three areas of the library’s main branch that were constructed after the severe damage from last summer’s flood.

Craig Buthod is the library’s director.

“We’ll be putting in touch screen, large screen, computers,” Buthod says. “They’ll go into teen library and the children’s library and they’ll be used for access to the Internet, access to homework materials.”

Buthod says computers will also equip a new adult education center.

“The adult center will have classrooms for teaching basic literacy and intermediate literacy, for GED preparation and for college-bound classes all taught by Jefferson County Public Schools,” Buthod says.

The adult education center is slated to open in October.