Belden Noble Memorial Library receives grant

— The Belden Noble Memorial Library has been awarded a grant of $2,000 from the Essex Community Fund at the Adirondack Community Trust. The grant was funded by the Charlie Goff Memorial Fund and the Colin Fink Historic Project Fund.

“The library will use the grant to support Phase 2 of the Façade of the Library Improvement Project (FLIP), which is intended to improve accessibility, energy efficiency, and the appearance of the front of the library,” said Tom Mangano, library director. “The grant from the Essex Community Fund through Adirondack Community Trust will give us additional resources we need to continue the project. During the second phase of the project, the front entrance will be made barrier-free, a bicycle rack and bench will be added to the front of the library, the first-floor trim will be repainted, and overgrown plantings will be removed and replaced.”

The Belden Noble Memorial library was founded in 1899 and provides library services to the town of Essex. Sandy Vance is the president of the nine-member library board.

The Essex Community Fund is a component fund of the Adirondack Community Trust. ACT is the community foundation managing generous acts in the Adirondacks since 1997.

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