The Connecticut State Library Board has approved a grant of more than 24-thousand dollars to the Easton Public Library for a high-speed fiber connection to the Connecticut Education Network. The Connecticut Education Network was established in 2000 with a mission to deliver reliable, high-speed Internet access, data transport and value added services throughout Connecticut at equitable rates. The Easton Public Library is one of the first libraries in the state to receive such a grant. Bethel also was recently awarded such a grant. The connection is expected to be completed just after the New Year.