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Best Buy Grant for A/V Club!

Many thanks to Best Buy for supporting young adult programming at Atascocita Branch Library! The grant, applied for through FOAL, will provide funds for audio visual equipment including microphones, cameras, computer, and more to bring our upcoming A/V club for teens to life! Best Buy of Atascocita is a great supporter of the library; not only do they volunteer their time during FOAL book sales, but they also volunteer in teaching tech courses to our patrons.

Beth Krippel, library Branch Manager; Becky Berry, FOAL President; Darla Pruitt, Young Adult Services Librarian; Claudia Washington, Best Buy #1397 Back Office Lead;
R. Tera Vilchez, Best Buy #1397 General Manager

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October 2016: Awarded Grant from Best Buy

Best Buy Atascocita: Deante Knighten, Employee Experience Team Co-Captain; Sierra Baumbach, Employee Experience Team; Claudia Washington, Community Events Coordinator & Employee Experience Team Captain; & Jessica Espino, Employee Experience Team; Dawn Mehan, Atascocita Branch Children’s Librarian; Becky Berry, President, Friends of the Atascocita Library.

“Robotics and Coding” at the Atascocita Library was chosen from a select group of national certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and tax exempt public charities that help teens improve technology skills and inspire future education and career choices. The Friends of the Atascocita Library received a $7,500 Grant for the Lego Robotics Programs which encourages young children and tweens to learn, experiment, collaborate and play with technology so that they will become excited about learning and developing skills and experiences to help them succeed academically for future careers. (Technologies include: computing, digital photography, filmmaking and videography, graphic design, audio production, robotics, game development and programming, including app development).


The grant is awarded to organizations with a demonstrated track record for building skill proficiency in technology through out-of-school time programs.

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