MVSB Fund is pleased award a $4300 grant to the Gordon-Nash Library in New Hampton. These funds will be used by the library to make energy efficiency improvements to their building.
A recent energy audit of the Gordon-Nash Library revealed that a 1961 building addition was an area of energy loss for the facility. To help control energy costs, improvements to insulation and air sealing in the building were strongly recommended. This grant from the MVSB Charitable Fund will help the library pay for the first phase of improvements.
“We are so appreciative of this generous grant from Meredith Village Savings Bank,” said Trudy Powers, President of Corporators for the Gordon-Nash Library. “Libraries, such as the Gordon-Nash, remain essential community partners by providing comfortable environments for learning, development and creativity to all members of the community at no charge. These much needed efficiency enhancements will reduce energy costs for our facility and allow us to continue to provide the highest level of library services and programs to our patrons.”
The Gordon-Nash Library was constructed in 1895, thanks to a bequest by Judge Stephen Gordon Nash, a former resident of the town of New Hampton, where the library is located. Judge Nash gave his personal book collection, still located in the library, and a $4000 cash endowment to establish the library. The Gordon-Nash is a private library that is free to the public and its mission is to provide free access to recreational, informational and educational library materials to all. In addition to their book collection, the library also provides technology and internet access, print and electronic media and a number of programs and events such as book groups, children’s story hours and summer reading. For more information, please visit http://www.gordon-nash.org/.
MVSB established the MVSB Fund in 1997 under the leadership of John Starrett who was then president and CEO of the bank. Since then, 235 grants totaling more than $872,000 have been awarded to a wide range of environmental, social, educational, and historic projects throughout the Lakes Region and Plymouth area. Over the years, the Fund has supported literacy programs, after-school programs, environmental monitoring and education, restoration of historic structures, organizations that provide support for individuals and families in challenging circumstances, and equipment that helps save lives. Grant applications are due each year on October 15th.
Photo Caption: From left to right, MVSB Branch and Business Development Officer Charleen Hughes presents a $4300 check to Gordon-Nash Library’s President of the Corporators, Trudy Powers, President of the Executive Committee, Rebecca Frame and Library Director, Cathy Vincevic. This check represents grant from the MVSB Charitable Fund that will be used by the Gordon-Nash Library to make energy efficiency improvements to their facility.