Princeton Public Library wins ALA grant to support programs focused on climate crisis

As one of 25 U.S. libraries selected to participate in the American Library Association’s Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change initiative, Princeton Public Library will receive a $1,000 programing grant to support climate-related programs and activities.

“As the home of the Princeton Environmental Film Festival, Princeton Public Library has long been known for its commitment to sustainability and climate-change issues,” Librarian Susan Conlon said in a prepared statement. “This grant will help us extend the work we do to promote environmental literacy, allow us add materials to our collections and enhance the public’s access to those materials. We were proud to be selected from a pool of more than 70 applicants.”

Resilient Communities strives to raise awareness and provide accurate information about the climate change crisis to the public through libraries, according to the statement. The pilot project has been funded by a grant from Andrew and Carol Phelps, the parents of a public librarian and a library master’s student.

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