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Picture Butte supporting library’s kitchen renovations

Posted on September 22, 2020 by Sunny South News

By Nikki Jamieson
Sunny South News

The Town of Picture Butte is supporting the local library in pursuing a grant for renovations.

During council’s regular Sept. 14 meeting, Cheryl Garratt, manager of the Picture Butte Public Library, attended the Zoom call council meeting as a delegation to request support for a grant.

“I have been changing around some stuff in the library to make it more efficient,” said Garratt. “I had to move my sorting room — that’s where we sort all the books that go out in the bins, back to their home libraries, ect. — and I moved that into our little kitchen room, so I need to change some of the stuff in there.”

Garratt had a “little Ikea mock-up” of what she would like to do with the kitchen, noting “things are kind of old in there”. The estimated cost is $2,500, including a sink.

She would like to apply for a grant to cover the costs of the renovation, but the library does not have a charity number to do. The town does have a charity number however, and as the library and the town office are under the same roof, she could do it through the town.

“We could apply for the grant through the Community Foundation, but I have to go through you guys.”

Garratt confirmed that she would writeup the grant and have the town sign off on it. She noted that Community Futures does grants twice a year, and there are a few she can apply for.

Council passed a motion to give permission to Garratt to apply for a grant from Community Foundation of Lethbridge & Southwestern Alberta under the Town of Picture Butte for a kitchen renovation.

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