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Library Roof Fundraiser Update
WE DID IT!!!! 

The Curtis Township Library has been selected to receive $7,693 from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs for our roof project. 

Governor Rick Snyder and the Michigan Legislature appropriated approximately $9.7 million to MCACA for arts and cultural grants. These highly competitive grants (over 500 applicants) benefit the citizens of our state by supporting arts and culture as a catalyst for community revitalization and economic development, quality of life and by supporting arts education. 

The competitive grant process included a grant application over 20 pages long and (based on an initial review of the grant recipients) our library was the only public library in the state of Michigan to receive MCACA funding in 2015.  We competed against very well regarded organizations such as the Interlochen Center for the Arts, Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Dearborn, and the Grand Rapids Public Museum, just to name a few. 

A special thank you goes to Deb Tacoma & Elaine Sink, for bringing this funding opportunity to our attention and to Jim Szymaszek and Elaine for providing proofreading during the grant writing process. 

The library will continue to sell the Glennie Centennial Cookbook reprint as an ongoing library fundraiser.  Thanks to everyone who have purchased copies and who have made donations or participated in the various Friends of the Library fundraisers over the past year.  We will be able to complete this project because we all worked together to acheive this goal.   

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$2000 Grant Award - August

Curtis Community Bingo -- Our Kids has given the library $2,000 for our re-roofing project.  We are very fortunate to have such strong support in the community from this fabulous organization.  Thank you! 

$5000 Grant Award -June

The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation has awarded our library $5,000 to be used to assist with the library re-roofing project. The library will be upgrading the roof from asphalt shingles to a metal roof. “Our trustees were pleased to join the people of Glennie in supporting the Curtis Township Library,” said Macauley (Mike) Whiting, Jr., president and treasurer for the foundation. “Our Foundation’s founder, Grace A. Dow, was a strong supporter of libraries, as demonstrated by her fifty years of volunteer board service to our local library in Midland. We know the important role libraries play in providing opportunities for residents to meet, learn, and prepare for the opportunities of tomorrow.”


If Curtis Township community members wish to make a contribution to this project it can be sent to: Roofing Fund, Curtis Township Library, 4884 Bamfield Road, Glennie, MI 48737




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