Mattapoisett Library Receives Grant for Teens

The Mattapoisett Library was recently awarded a two-year grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which is administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  The grant, which is in the amount of $15,000, will be geared towards enhancing services for students, pre-teens and teenagers in grades 7-12.

In applying for the grant process, Mattapoisett students at Old Rochester Regional Junior High School were surveyed on their library use.  85% of those students said they do use the library on a regular basis.

Since the fall, the library has been planning a new Teen Space in the library that will make it more appealing to students.  Money from the grant will be used to purchase comfortable lounge seating and ottomans, hightop cafe table and chairs, laptops and printer and new Young Adult books, DVD’s and music.

Additionally, Teen Thursdays recently began on January 10.  The second and fourth Thursdays of every month, the library will be open for students in grades 7-12 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.  No adults will be allowed in the library; just teens and library staff!

For more information, contact the Mattapoisett Library at 508-758-4171

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