Popular spot going to expand

Article & image by Mae Thompson

On Monday, April 9 local politicians, the Colborne Library Board of Directors and community members gathered at the Colborne Public Library to share the news that will bring big changes in the near future.

A $150,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation is going to cover the cost of extensive renovations to the library. The grant, spread over 12 months, will go towards improving infrastructure and expanding the space for various programs.

The Colborne Public Library is a popular spot for families in our community. When you go there on a Saturday, the place is filled with kids exploring the world through books and learning new skills in arts, culture and heritage.

“The Colborne Library has exploded with activity over the past few years,” shared Cramahe Township Mayor Marc Coombs. “This grant will not only support making our facility fully accessible but also provide the extra space needed to host all types of programs and activities for all ages.”

This project is funded through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s latest round of grants that support 225 organizations in Ontario.

“I am excited to announce this critical funding for the Cramahe Public Library expansion. Libraries are becoming a significant community hub,” said Lou Rinaldi, MPP Northumberland-Quinte West. “This funding will provide long-term support for this key community institution.” 

Since 2013, the Ontario Trillium Foundation has invested over $489 million in community projects. It is an organization of the Government of Ontario and the largest granting foundation. With a budget of $136 million, OTF grants around 1,000 projects every year.

For further information on this grant contact Lou Rinaldi, MPP, Northumberland-Quinte West by calling, 1-800-263-3980.