Congratulations to Deb Lozito and her fantastic team at Edythe Dyer Community Library in Hampden for their grant award from ARSL for the New England Small & Rural Libraries Grant!! This grant will be used to make some capital improvements to the library building.
If your library was notified that you are a recipient of this grant - or any other grants or special funding - please do let us know! We want to celebrate your successes with you and help spread the word of what great work our libraries do in their respective communities.
From ARSL: "The Association for Rural & Small Libraries<https://www.arsl.org/> (ARSL) builds strong communities through professional development and elevating the impact of rural and small libraries. ARSL recognizes the uniqueness of small and rural libraries and is committed to providing an environment that encourages excellence within this community of practice, supporting their goals of service and speaking on behalf of this important constituency. Since 1 in 3 public libraries in the U.S. serve a population of fewer than 2,500 people, there is a great opportunity to support this set of library professionals that are often overlooked. We believe in the value of rural and small libraries and strive to create resources and services that address national, state, and local priorities for libraries situated in rural communities."
Lisa M. Shaw
Maine State Library - Library Development
Rural & Small Libraries/Workforce Development Specialist
64 State House Station
Augusta ME 04333-0064
(207) 747-8717 (mobile)
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