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

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The Morning Book Discussion group will be reading Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan this month.  Group will meet at the library on Monday, August 7th at 10:00am.  Books are available to borrow at the library.  new members are always welcome.

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Please click on the link below to read the latest news from the Friends of the Library!  Not a member yet?  It’s easy to join.  Membership forms can be found on the last page of the newsletter and are available at the circulation desk at the library.

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The Friends of the Library are beginning preparations for their Annual Book, Plant, and Junque Jewel Sale on Saturday, May 20th from 9am-2pm at the Daland Memorial Library.  The library will accept donations to the sale starting Tuesday, April 4th that include paperback and hardcover books, children’s books, DVDs, and costume jewelry.  Please no textbooks or magazines.  Donations may be dropped off at the library during open hours.  Perennial plant donations will be accepted beginning in May.  For more information please call the library at 673-7888.

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Spring is almost here!  Sign up to make a floral arrangement on Thursday, April 13th at 7pm just in time for Easter with floral designer Sue Ries from Heather’s Garden: Custom Garden Inspired Floral Designs.  Sue will bring all the supplies needed for you to walk away with a beautiful floral creation.  Space is limited to 10 participants.  $25 material fee.  Call 673-788 to save your spot at the table!

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