WPL is one of 200 libraries nationwide selected as a recipient of a $10,000 American Library Association’s American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries. With this grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, WPL will fund two major projects. The first project is a book bike (yes, a mini-library on wheels) that will be out and about town, allowing WPL to serve patrons throughout the community this summer. Also funded through this grant will be the traveling exhibit Climate and Energy Central, curated by Kansans about Kansas scientists and their work. The exhibit from the Kaufmann Museum at Bethel College, discusses Native American traditions, data collection, climate trends, energy exploration, and some of the complex questions that Kansas farmers consider. Climate and Energy Central will run April 1 through mid-May at the library.
“We are so proud to be chosen for this amazing opportunity,” said Library Director Patty Wagner. “We are continually striving to bring new engaging opportunities and experiences to Winfield and are grateful for these funds that will allow us to serve existing patrons as well as introduce the library to new ones.”
American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.