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Debra Lay <[log in to unmask]>
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Woot! Woot! Congratulations Jennifer!

Debra Lay, Library Director
Vose Library <http://www.voselibrary.org>
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On Tue, Oct 5, 2021 at 12:53 PM Lee Koenigs <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Fantastic news Jennifer!!  Congratulations--
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> Lee M. Koenigs
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> Library Director
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> Libby Memorial Library
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> MLA Small & Rural Library Group Chair
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> Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064
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> 207-934-4351
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> *From:* Maine Libraries Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> *On
> Behalf Of *Jennifer Gaenzle
> *Sent:* Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:41 PM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* [MELIBS-L] National Endowment for the Humanities - American
> Rescue Plan: Humanities Organizations Grant award
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> Excuse the cross posting, but I just had to share, because
> we are so excited and grateful!!
> This is our second award in 4 years from NEH and we can't
> thank them enough!
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> We are pleased to announce that the Fort Fairfield Public
> Library has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment
> for the Humanities in the amount of $19,200.00
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> In May, the library applied to the American Rescue Plan:
> Humanities Organizations for a grant to continue to protect
> the contents of the Jesse Drew Historical Room. This grant
> is designated for the purchase and installation of UV
> filtering film on the windows and overhead lights, purchase
> and installation of the railing and brackets for our rolling
> library ladder, acrylic shelf liners to protect the books
> from the wood shelf varnish, document cases for our loose
> documents, and foam board padding for between the large
> bound newspaper books. In addition, the grant also
> completely covers a full year of payroll for our archival
> aide.
>
> Starting this fall through the winter, the library will be
> working with Precision Custom Woodworking in Fort Fairfield,
> to install the ladder and the acrylic shelf liners. Staff
> will continue to transition the bound newspaper books to a
> more secure orientation utilizing the foam cushioning and
> installation of the UV film on the windows and the lights.
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> This was a highly competitive grant, with only 292 funded
> projects from 937 applicants across the country. 3 awards
> were given to institutions in Maine, with Fort Fairfield as
> the only library.
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> The library is extremely grateful to National Endowment for
> the Humanities for the opportunity this grant will afford us
> in protecting our irreplaceable collection.
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> Full National Endowment for the Humanities announcement -
> https://www.neh.gov/news/neh-awards-878-million-arp-relief-f
> unding
> List of awardees -
> https://www.neh.gov/sites/default/files/inline-files/NEH%20A
> RP%20grant%20awards%20list%20state%20by%20state.pdf
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>
> Jennifer Gaenzle
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> Library Director
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> Fort Fairfield Public Library
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> 339 Main Street
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> Fort Fairfield, ME 04742
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> 207-472-3880
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> Website and Card Catalog - fortfairfieldlibrary.org
> <https://www.fortfairfieldlibrary.org/>
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> "A library holds everyone's history, everyone's family
> and everyone's knowledge and imagination, all under one
> roof.
> A library is the very foundation and definition of
> community."
> - Jennifer Gaenzle
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