Pawtucket Public Library - Save America's Treasures Grant


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Save America’s Treasures

With the support of Senator Jack Reed, the Pawtucket Public Library
has been awarded a Save America’s Treasures Grant in the amount
of $295,832.






How Will The Grant Be Used?
  • Repair Roof Leaks and Interior Building Damage
  • Prevent Water Infiltration Around Windows
  • Upgrade Fire Alarm System In Order To Meet Code
  • Upgrade Elevators To Meet Code
  • Upgrade Library Security

Historical Highlights

  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • One of the first libraries in the country to allow open access to library book stacks
  • One of the first libraries in the country to be open on Sundays, to accommodate the many Pawtucket mill workers who worked a six-day week
  • One of the first libraries in the country to allow children under the age of 14 into the public library

Explanation of Grant

The Federal Save America's Treasures Grants are administered by the National Park Service in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the NationalEndowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

Grants are available for preservation and/or conservation work on nationally significant intellectual and cultural artifacts and nationally significant historic structures and sites. Intellectual and cultural artifacts include artifacts, collections, documents, sculpture, and works of art. Historic structures and sites include historic districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects.

Grants are awarded through a competitive process. Grants require a dollar-for-dollar non-Federal match, which can be cash, donated services, or use of equipment. The grant and the non-Federal match must be used during the grant period (generally 2 to 3 years) to execute the project.

Taken from the Save America’s Treasures website,

Matching funds provided by Champlin Foundations and a City of Pawtucket Bond Issue.

AUGUST 3, 2005
Front Row:
Senator Jack Reed; Library Board Vice-Chair, Frances Campbell; Mayor James Doyle
Back Row: (left) Govt. Affairs Director, Rick Goldstein; Library Director, Susan Reed; Director of Admin., Harvey Goulet

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