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Vose Library receives grant for small, rural libraries

$3,000 grant will help library work with residents to rebuild website
Jan 13, 2021

Union — Vose Library has been selected as one of 200 libraries in the Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries grant program. This is an American Library Association (ALA) initiative that helps library workers serve small and rural communities.

The competitive award comes with a $3,000 grant to help the library work directly with its patrons and community members to develop a website that is responsive to its demographics and provide its users with accessible services.

“We are so grateful to be one of only 200 libraries across the nation to receive this award and we plan to put it to good use by designing a website that will continue to serve our community well into the 21st century,” said Library Director Debra Lay.

“This grant will allow our library to provide information services that are of high demand and tailored specifically to the needs of our community. We look forward to hearing feedback from our stakeholders so that we successfully include their needs in our planning and implementation stages.”

If interested in getting involved, contact Debra at 785.4733 or

More than 300 libraries applied for the grant, according to ALA.

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