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That’s amazing!! Congratulation!!

Heidi

> On Oct 5, 2021, at 12:57 PM, Debra Lay <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Woot! Woot! Congratulations Jennifer!
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> Debra Lay, Library Director
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> On Tue, Oct 5, 2021 at 12:53 PM Lee Koenigs <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Fantastic news Jennifer!!  Congratulations--
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Lee M. Koenigs
>> 
>> Library Director
>> 
>> Libby Memorial Library
>> 
>> MLA Small & Rural Library Group Chair
>> 
>> 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
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 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!
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 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
>> 
>> 
>> 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.
>> 
>> 
>> 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.
>> 
>> 
>> The library is extremely grateful to National Endowment for
>> the Humanities for the opportunity this grant will afford us
>> in protecting our irreplaceable collection.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 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
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Jennifer Gaenzle
>> 
>> Library Director
>> 
>> Fort Fairfield Public Library
>> 
>> 339 Main Street
>> 
>> Fort Fairfield, ME 04742
>> 
>> 207-472-3880
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>> 
>> Website and Card Catalog - fortfairfieldlibrary.org
>> <https://www.fortfairfieldlibrary.org/>
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> "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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