The Montevideo Public Library recently received a $10,000 grant from the Minnesota Historical Society to replace its aging microfilm reader.

The Montevideo Public Library recently received a $10,000 grant from the Minnesota Historical Society to replace its aging microfilm reader. Head librarian Larissa Christ­ensen said, “This is actually the second $10,000 grant we’ve received for the library. The first grant was used to replace all the furniture, and this one is specifically for a microfilm machine.

Even though microfilm is thought of as an aging, if not outdated, technology, it still serves a vital purpose for preserving historical records. “We are in a really hard time because a microfilm machine is still much needed. There is still so much information on microfilm

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