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Mont Vernon Library Charitable Foundation

Media Contact: Cindy Raspiller, 603-673-2667, cindy@mvlcf.org

MONT VERNON LIBRARY PROJECT AWARDED $655,000 GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES.

The Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grant will be used to support construction of a modern, accessible library for the town of Mont Vernon, NH.

Mont Vernon, NH, April 14, 2022 – The Mont Vernon Library Charitable Foundation announced today that it has been awarded a matching grant worth up to $655,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grant will support building a modern, accessible 7,600 square foot library for the town of Mont Vernon. The new facility will replace the current 1,200 square foot 1909 building, addressing the historic building’s many shortcomings and providing the space, technology, and accessibility to allow library staff and visiting presenters to offer high quality cultural programming for central southern NH residents.  A major improvement anticipated by residents is the accessibility of the one-level design.  The library is an important gathering space for town residents and the new facility will greatly enhance this important capability.

John Quinlan, Mont Vernon Board of Selectmen Chair, said, “Winning this grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities is a great step forward in our effort to build a library for Mont Vernon’s next one hundred years.  The new library will be the centerpiece of our ongoing efforts to revitalize our village center.”  Mont Vernon Library Charitable Foundation President, Cindy Raspiller, commented, “This award is a significant boost to our ongoing library capital campaign and will allow us to make the dream of a new Daland Memorial Library a reality sooner.”

NEH announced 23 Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants, totaling $11 million. These grants leverage federal funding to strengthen and sustain humanities infrastructure and capacity-building activities at cultural institutions.  NEH Chair Shelly C. Lowe (Navajo) said, “NEH is proud to support these exemplary education, media, preservation, research, and infrastructure projects.”

To see the NEH press release and the full list of grantees visit:

https://www.neh.gov/news/neh-announces-3317-million-245-humanities-projects-nationwide

https://www.neh.gov/sites/default/files/inline-files/NEH%20grant%20awards%20April%202022%20state%20by%20state%20.pdf

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Mont Vernon Library Charitable Foundation

Formed in 2015, MVLCF is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to raising and managing funds for the enhancement and capital improvement of the public library of Mont Vernon, New Hampshire.  For more information or to donate, visit https://www.mvlcf.org.

The National Endowment for the Humanities

Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov.

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National Library Week April 3rd-9th

Join us all week to celebrate!  This year’s theme is “Connect With Your Library” and we’ve planned a full week of fun.

Monday, April 4th: Morning Book Discussion Zoom 10:00AM  Read “Fascism” by Madeleine Albright and join the discussion by Zoom. Books available to borrow @ the library.

Tuesday, April 5th: Coffee & Books 10:00AM-3PM Stop in for FREE coffee, tea, and cookies! Adult Poetry Night 7pm Bring a favorite poem to share and connect with like minded poets.

Wednesday, April 6th: Eager Readers Junior Book Club 3:00PM Miss JoAnn will be crafting and sharing a snack with the 1st & 2nd graders while they read books aloud.

Thursday, April 7th: Spring Storytime with Miss JoAnn 11:00PM Preschool children ages 0-5 are encouraged to read stories, sing, and craft for an hour at the library.

Friday, April 8th: Hooks & Needles 12PM-2PM MVFD Community Room Do you knit or crochet?  Bring your project to the MV Fire Dept. Community Room for needlework gathering. New members welcome!

Saturday, April 9th: Treats with the Trustees 10Am-12PM Drop in the library for a delicious pastry and meet the Library Trustees. New to the library? Get a library card and take a quick tour while treating yourself.  All ages welcome!

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Calling all senior residents! The library is considering adding a Senior Summer Program this year at the library and would love your feedback. Please click on the link below for a short survey to help us collect data to help us plan.  We’d love to hear your ideas!  Ages 55+ please.  If you take care of a senior in our community, we’d love to hear your input too.  Thank you!

SURVEY: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X9JCTND

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EBSCO is providing free access for NH public libraries to Rosetta Stone for at home language learning. Start learning a new language from home today! When you click on the link, you will be prompted to enter your email address and choose a password that is at least 6 characters in length and includes at least 1 number. You will also need to select your first language to learn. 

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The Morning Book Discussion Group will be reading “The Weight of Water” by Anita Shreve in September.  Group will meet on Monday, October 2nd at 10:00AM for a discussion. Books available to borrow at the library.  New members always welcome!

the weight of water

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Click on the link below to read the latest newsletter from the Friends of the Library.

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Labor Day

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Join us on Wednesday, August 9th at 6:30pm for an Ice Cream Sandwich Social to celebrate another fantastic summer of reading!  Come make an ice cream sandwich, spin the globe one more time, and check out what’s growing in the newly built Library Learning Garden.  Miss JoAnn will be rewarding the top readers in each group with a $25 Toadstool Bookshop gift card and announcing the winners of the GIANT LEGO SETS! Don’t miss your chance to win!!  Reading Log deadline is Tuesday, August 8th. See you at the finale!  Special thanks to our generous donors Sue Higgins at the Victorian Bakery for the baked goods and to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring the reading prizes!

ice cream social

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