Crandall Public Library received a grant
of $22,800 from the locally-based Leo Cox
Beach Foundation to support four library
projects over the next year.
Library officials said a portion of the
grant will fund efforts to expand the library’s
benefit to the community through
brand development. Crandall staff will consult
with professionals to establish a clear,
consistent message that defines the role of
the library and improves public awareness
of its programs and services.
The grant also supports the “Living
Myth” storytelling program, a one-time,
interactive family event presented by
award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb.
The program builds upon the
teachings of the Children’s Department at
Crandall, encouraging imagination and a
love of reading.
The remaining funds were granted to the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library for two projects: The professional conservation treatment and protection of a 19th century map and the Spring 2014 Live! Folklife Concert Series.
Conservation work on the map, an 1860 Smith Map of New York state, will be completed by the Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover, Mass. It will then be framed using proper archival materials to protect it from future damage. When returned, it will be placed on view in the Folklife Center’s Albert Fowler Reading Room and available as a valuable resource for researchers.
The music series will correspond with the Folklife Center’s spring exhibition, “Celebrating Women’s Creative Hands & Spirits,” and will feature ethnic music groups from the Capital District and Westchester County, in cooperation with the New York Folklore Society and the Westchester Arts Council.
Crandall Public Library is located at 251 Glen St. in Glens Falls. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday (September through mid- June) 1-5 p.m.