Gilmanton Year-Round Library receives grant

GILMANTON — United for Libraries has selected the Gilmanton Year-Round Library as one of only ten libraries to receive expert advocacy training from the Citizens-Save-Libraries program, funded by the Neal-Schuman Foundation.
As part of the grant, advocacy experts will provide onsite training to friends of the library groups, library directors and trustees in order to help them develop blueprints for advocacy campaigns to restore, increase or save threatened library budgets. Those libraries and groups selected for training have committed to share their knowledge and experiences through presentations at local conferences, articles written for state library association journals and via webinars and Skype calls.
The Board has two goals: to raise awareness and support for ongoing funding for the library from patrons, citizens and voters of the Town of Gilmanton, and to raise enough money to keep the Library open after the November 1 closing date, when the existing funding will run out.
United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association that supports citizens who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. United for Libraries brings together library Trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century.