The Kirkland Town Library has been selected as one of 300 libraries to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an American Library Association initiative that helps library workers better serve their small and rural communities.
The competitive award comes with a $3,000 grant which the library will use to host conversations in neighborhoods, bringing residents together to gather thoughts and ideas on what the future can look like for the area. The library will be coordinating these talks with the Clinton Kirkland Climate Smart Communities Task Force and the Clinton-Kirkland Improvement Commission.
“Over our 120-year history, the Kirkland Town Library has been the meeting place for a variety of community groups,” said Library Director Anne Debraggio.
“This grant allows us to go beyond our walls and serve as a conduit for residents to have their voices be part of shaping the future of…