There is an ongoing way to support your local library at no cost to you – if you bank with TD Bank, please ask them to sign you up for the Affinity Program for Bolton Free Library. TD Bank will make an annual contribution to the Bolton Free Library based on the activity of all participating members’ TD Bank accounts.
COME SEE OUR NEW SIDEWALKS!
We are delighted to announce the completion of our sidewalk project!
Jesse Howard / JMB Enterprises did a great job, from demolishing the old sidewalks to putting in our new, wider, more accessible sidewalks, to include a new section of walkway connecting our front entrance area to the side ramp.
This project was partially funded by a very generous grant from the American Library Association for the Libraries Transforming Communities: Accessible Small and Rural Communities initiative
Libraries Transforming Communities: Accessible Small and Rural Communities is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small libraries (ARSL).
2023 GRANTS AND GRATITUDE
American Library Association (ALA) Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Accessible Small and Rural Communities Grant
$10,000 to improve the accessibility of the Library sidewalks to the ramp
$937 For a new, improved Library Sound System
$500 for Mission Support
LARAC Arts Education Grant $1,170 for a 3 part Painting Series on Georgia O’Keeffe
Stewart’s Shops $500 in support of the 2023 Meet The Author Series
Stewarts Holiday Match Grant $450 Books and materials for children’s literacy
Price Chopper Golub Foundation $500 Support for Summer 2023 Meet The Author program series
Adirondack Action Pollinator Project Pollinator Kits to be distributed for Pollinator Week June 19-25
American Library Association and Carnegie Mellon Foundation We were selected to receive a BookList Reader grant from the American Library Association and Mellon Foundation. This consists of monthly copies of Booklist Reader for our patrons and a Library subscription to Booklist Reader that will allow us to share digitally through our website. This subscription starts in June 2023.
Southern Adirondack Library System Construction Challenge Grant for Air Duct clean and Duct Relocation in the amount of $4,820.
2022 GRANTS AND GRATITUDE
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
The Bolton Free Library would like to extend our gratitude to the generous organizations – as well as individual donors – who have supported the Library in 2022. Without your contributions, the Library would not be able to offer the many services, programs, and events that we do – and we are steadily adding new programs and events each year! As a small public Library in continuous operation at this location since 1906, we are faced with the combined challenges of maintaining our physical location while updating our services to meet the growing and changing needs of our community.
The grants and donations we received in 2022 have enabled us to continue our mission of meeting the informational, educational, cultural and general needs of the community by offering the following in 2022:
1. The Library supports the Bolton After School Program on Thursdays with storytime, plus other activities and classes.
2. The Library provided each child at Bolton Central School in grades K-5 with a “Birthday Book”*.
3. The Library also provided each child in the Bolton After School Program with two beautiful hardcover books* as a holiday gift.
4. The Library hosted three popular Meet The Author events outdoors on the front lawn.
5. A beautiful new circulation desk was installed, creating an Americans with Disabilities Act ADA compliant checkout area, improving patron traffic flow, and allowing greater organization of the Library’s daily operations.
6. The installation of new windows, doors and insulation, in addition to the upkeep and improvements of the 100+ year old Library’s foundation and siding, all which have reduced energy costs and kept the Library a beautiful and welcoming structure.
*All books were purchased from Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs, our closest local bookstore.
Adirondack Foundation $1,500 Increasing Children’s Literacy Bolton Central School Birthday Books
Charles R. Wood Foundation $3,000 for the Bolton Free Library Community Outreach
NOROWAL Community Contribution $4,000 Generator Backup Project
NYSED Library Development $19,885 New Windows, Doors & Insulation
SALS Challenge Grant $5,000 New Circulation Desk
Stewart’s Foundation $500 Holiday Books for Bolton After School Program Children
Warren County Community Conservation $1,000 to plant a native garden on the north side of the Library