Thursday, August 20, 2009

Library Receives $10,000 Grant

The Capital Campaign Committee is pleased to announce the receipt of a $10,000 Infrastructure Grant from the Maine Humanities Council to assist in the purchase audio/visual equipment, including audio systems, projection systems, and public address systems. This equipment will be installed in the newly renovated Rines Auditorium and adjacent meeting rooms scheduled for completion in spring 2010.

The Maine Humanities Council has been a significant partner in supporting Library services and technologies that advance our ability to deliver quality humanities programs. With this up-to-date audio/visual equipment the Library will increase the number of humanities programs of various types, including presentations, small musical performances, and film projections. Our goal is to engage broad audiences in humanities programs, as well as create lifelong user relationships with the Library.

The new audio/visual equipment will offer enhanced audience experience through appropriate sound amplification and visual quality, particularly for elderly audiences. Moreover, the equipment will enable the Library to record events for wider dissemination, such as via podcasting and video avenues.

With an eye on the budget, the Library will have fully equipped facilities available for rental for conferences, seminars, and meetings. For more information on advanced scheduling of rentals after May 1, 2010, please contact Wendy Nowell,

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