November 30, 2020

Maine Public Libraries Benefit From Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation Grants

From the Maine State Library:

Several Maine libraries were the recipients of recent grants from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation. According to a list compiled by the Maine State Library, at least sixteen libraries received funds during the latest round of grant awards from the foundation.

“The Kings continue to be supportive of our public libraries,” said Valerie Osborne, a consultant with the Maine State Library. “So many of our public libraries the benefited from their generous gifts over the years.”

The types of projects funded include infrastructure upgrades, like a new windows or paving, and renovation projects to improve existing space. One grant went to support the development of a multiuse green space.

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Many of the libraries that received grants were small town institutions that serve as the cornerstone of their communities,” said Maine State Librarian James Ritter. “This funding will help them undertake important projects that will help them remain sustainable in the future.”

The Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation conducts two grant reviews each year with deadlines on June 30 and December 31. Applications can be submitted at any time, but will not be considered until after those deadlines. For more information, visit the foundation’s website at: www.stkfoundation.org.

Direct to List of Recent Grant Recipients

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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