SULLIVAN, Maine — Frenchman Bay Library has received a $5,000 grant from the Maine Charities Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, headquartered in Ellsworth. The grant was awarded for the reorganization of the front circulation area to supply more storage for library supplies and a more efficient working space for the staff.
Librarian Jennifer Reece said in a press release that the grant represents Phase I of a planned yearlong reorganization to include the addition of a children’s area and the refurbishing and updating of the public computers. The later phases of the plan will be supported by funds raised in the community from other charitable foundations and from individuals.
Work on the reorganization of the circulation area will begin in early 2010.
Activities at the library in December include an adult book club at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, to discuss “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott.
At 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, there will be a teen game night with a holiday focus. Card and board games and a library scavenger hunt will be played, with holiday snacks. Teens and adults are welcome to join the fun.
The library located at 1776 U.S. Highway 1 is open 5-8 p.m. Mondays; 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 10-2 p.m. Saturdays. It will be closed Dec. 24-26 but open until 5 p.m. New Year’s Eve.
The Maine Charity Foundation was established in 1921 to receive and hold individual charitable funds and distribute the income for charitable purposes. The Maine Community Foundation has administered the Maine Charity Foundation Fund since 1993. Libraries in Thomaston and Boothbay Harbor also have received grants recently from the fund.