The American Library Association (ALA) recently announced the recipients of the Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Focus on Small and Rural Libraries grant. Nine Massachusetts libraries were included in the second round of grantees.
The libraries include:
|Belding Memorial Library||Ashfield|
|Field Memorial Library||Conway|
|Millbury Public Library||Millbury|
|Sargent Memorial Library||Boxborough|
|Dighton Public Library||Dighton|
|Town of Southborough||Southborough|
|Scituate Town Library||Scituate|
|Elizabeth Taber Library||Marion|
|Whelden Memorial Library||West Barnstable|
Participating libraries receive training in how to lead conversations through an ALA e-course on basic facilitation skills; host at least one conversation (in-person or virtual) with community members on a chosen topic; and receive $3,000 to support community engagement efforts. Grant funds may cover a range of expenses, including staff time and collections and technology purchases.
You can read more about the project in this press release.