A grant from the Secretary of State’s office was awarded to the LaSalle Public Library. The $27,500 grant was from the state’s Project Next Generation grant for 2021. PNG is a program created by Secretary of State Jesse White that helps at risk middle and high school students gain communication, goal-setting, and conflict-resolution skills. White said the program will give the students a hands-on experience with new technology tools at the library. The grant was also awarded to 27 other libraries state-wide.