Salisbury Library receives grant money

JOHN METCALFE FROM the Rotary Club of Middlebury presents a check from his organization to Salisbury Free Public Library Director Ruth Shattuck Bernstein and presenting their grant award.

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Free Public Library was recently honored and excited to receive three generous grants.

The library was selected to receive $750 from the Paul Post Fund (administered by the Vermont Community Foundation) to increase the library’s ease of access and appeal for young people in our community. The money will be used to improve and expand the children’s book collection with new acquisitions for all ages and interests; develop the library’s first Strategic Plan; establish a regular materials delivery service to the town’s two registered childcare centers, as well as to homes that desire it; and coordinate with the school on a library card drive.

This past summer the library also received $200 from the Vermont Department of Libraries Summer Programming grant. This money was used to support “take and make” activities for all ages during the summer.

“We have also been selected as the recipients of $500 from the Rotary Club of Middlebury Charity Assessment Committee to support the ever-increasing use of our eBook, audio book, and movie subscription offerings,” said library Director Ruth Shattuck Bernstein. “This money will be used to increase the library’s monthly usage caps on Green Mountain Library Consortium’s and OverDrive Inc.’s eBook and audiobook services and Kanopy’s downloadable movie subscription, as well as to reduce wait times for popular books. These popular and easily accessible services are both available free to anyone who registers for a library card.”

For more information on these grants, services, and activities contact Ruth Shattuck Bernstein at or 802-352-4198. Find more information about the library on facebook @salisburylibrary, instagram @salisburyfreepubliclibrary, and at

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