CLINTON — On Monday, the Clinton County Board of Supervisors approved the first half allocation of county funds for area libraries.

Clinton County libraries receive money from the Rural Basic Fund. This fiscal year, the county allocated $70,429, with 10 percent, or $7,042.90, being divided equally between six libraries. Libraries in Calamus, Camanche, Clinton, DeWitt, Lost Nation and Wheatland each will receive $586.91, or one-half of their share in that 10 percent.

The other 90 percent, $63,386.10, is disbursed based on the library’s circulation. The Frances Banta Waggoner Community Library in DeWitt will receive the largest portion, 71 percent, based on a circulation of 32,072. The Clinton Public Library will receive 20 percent of the funds based on a circulation of 9,182.

The first half allocations will be sent out Dec. 4. County Auditor Charlie Sheridan said the second half allocation will be issued in March or April.