Grant funds will be used to complete the automatic door project. During the last year, the Norwalk Easter Public Library Foundation, Friends of the Library and community members have worked hard to raise more than $1,400 toward this project, and the final amount received from the grant will make the automatic door a reality. The new door will allow library users easier access, whether they are in a wheelchair, pushing a stroller full of toddlers for story time or simply have their hand filled with books and can’t open the door easily.
The Warren County Philanthropic Partnership was organized to promote and enhance community-based philanthropy in Warren County. The Warren County Philanthropic Partnership recently received a state award to facilitate endowment building and grant-making.
The contribution to the foundation was made possible by the Iowa General Assembly. In 2004 the Iowa legislature passed several bills to encourage foundation building and community based philanthropy. Among these measures was H.F. 2032 which provided that non-gambling counties, initiating a county-wide community foundation would be eligible to receive one half of one percent of the state’s gross gambling tax receipts.
Twenty-one grant applications were received for the fall 2012 cycle, and nine organizations across Warren County shared in the funding allocations.
Norwalk Easter Public Library and the library’s Foundation are both excited about receiving the grant and seeing the automatic door project become a reality in the near future. We want to thank everyone who has helped this project become a reality.Norwalk Easter Library 1051 North Ave. 981-0217 Hours: Mon. – Thur.: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Fri. – Sat.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.