GPL Awarded Three Grants!

The Groton Public Library was recently awarded three grants.

The Library received $1,700 from The Helen Thomas Howland Foundation as administered by the Community Foundation of Tompkins County for our GPL Teen Thing program. This grant will be used to hire a high school teen worker for our GPL Teen Thing – a program for Groton youth in grades 6th, 7th and 8th as well as offset the cost of presenters for this program. This program will be teen driven and feature weekly presentations and free books for each participant. This will be the second year for this highly successful program.

The Whole Community Project – Food Dignity Mini-grant Committee awarded $2,370 to the Library for our Growing Groton Community Garden. These funds will be used to purchase materials for the garden. The garden is located across from the high school, next to the tennis courts.

The Library received a Sustainable Tompkins Mini-grant in the amount of $500 for the Growing Groton Community Garden. These funds will be used to purchase lumber and compost for the raised beds.

Groton’s community garden is open and available to all – for more information, check out Growing Groton’s page on Facebook or email Sara at director@grotonpubliclibrary.org.

We could not be more thrilled to be sharing this wonderful news with all of you!

 

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