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The Grants + Partnerships Committee works to create opportunities that support library programs, resources and community programs, promoting literacy and library patronage. The CPLF also partners with community organizations and volunteers to sponsor programs to “promote and champion the library to new and existing audiences.”

Examples of funded programs and projects include:

  • Concord Reads books and events

  • Covid Award to the Concord Public Library 

  • Museum Passes free for all library patrons to Squam Lakes Science Center, the New England Aquarium, the Wright Museum and McAuliffe Discovery Center.

  • Library Bookmarks featuring artwork by Melissa Miller

  • Community Summer Literacy programs

  • Turtle and Boy Sculpture (Time of Wonder by Beverly Benson Seamans) fundraising contribution

  • Books for Babies Program

  • Performances of Live Music on the Lawn

  • Parks + Recreation to support Movies in the Park

  • Elizabeth Yates Annual Award

Would you like more information?

The CPL Foundation Grants & Partnerships Committee invites inquiries from, and explores partnerships with, community organizations interested in promoting reading, literacy and access to the Concord Public Library.

A key objective of these partnerships is to engage more residents with the resources available at the Concord Public Library and promote the role that a strong public library plays in our community.

Small grants from the Concord Public Library Foundation may be available to support such partnerships, as long as the proposed partnership event or initiative is consistent with the mission of the Concord Public Library Foundation, and grant funds are available.

To apply, Partnerships Application

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