Library Receives Grant

HARDWICK – The Jeudevine Memorial Library has received a $5,000 Vermont COVID-19 Cultural Relief Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This grant is administered by the Vermont Humanities and the Vermont Arts Council.

The library received this grant to help fill a gap in its operating budget. For FY2020-2021 the library needs to raise $5,000 in miscellaneous income. The usual revenue streams for this have dwindled. Usually, the library raises miscellaneous funds through its ongoing book sale, fees for copying, printing and faxing and small donations. This revenue became zero in March, April, May and June. Revenue has started to come in, but not enough to raise $5,000 by the end of the fiscal year.

The grant is made possible with federal funds distributed through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The grant makes it possible for the library to carry out all its normal tasks.

For any questions please call the Library Director, Lisa Sammet, at 472-5948.