Lawrence Library Gets $275K Matching Grant

By: Nick Viviani
By: Nick Viviani

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- The Lawrence Public Library is getting a $275,000 matching grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports ( ) the NEH announced Monday it will award the $275,000 grant in matching funds to the library for humanities programs.

Kathleen Morgan, executive director of the Lawrence Public Library Foundation, says the NEH grant is contingent on the library's fundraising efforts over the next several years. Morgan says the grant gives the library five years to raise enough money to meet the full match. The NEH will meet 30 percent of all donations up until it has contributed $275,000.

Morgan says the money will go toward a speakers' series, community reading programs and technology purchases that would enable the library to digitize local records and place them online.

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