February 26, 2020
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Grants available to libraries serving small communities Down East and northern Maine

Community Author: Carl Little
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The Maine Community Foundation’s Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust is accepting applications for grants to support programs at libraries in Aroostook, Hancock, Knox, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo and Washington counties.

Rudman grants are all about the books. They allow small libraries to create programs tied to their collection, share resources, collaborate with community groups and find other innovative ways to serve the community.

Grant proposals must be submitted by Jan. 15, 2020. For complete guidelines, online application form and a list of recent grants, visit mainecf.org.

The Rudman Library Trust was established in 1986 to help libraries better serve communities in Maine with a population of less than 10,000. On business travels in Maine, Rudman was struck by the commitment to learning and reading at libraries in the majority of towns he passed through, regardless of size.

Headquartered in Ellsworth, with additional personnel in Portland, Dover-Foxcroft and Mars Hill, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to provide strong investments, personalized service, local expertise and strategic giving to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. To learn more about the foundation, visit mainecf.org.