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Half million given to library

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The Friends of the Madera County Library have received a $500,000 grant from the Red and Nancy Arnold Foundation to improve the handicapped-accessibility of the library.

“This one-time gift, with support funds from Madera County, will be used to make necessary improvements to the building so that all people, especially those with physical disabilities, will have easy access and use of the library,” said a news release from County Librarian Ellen Mester.

“The library was chosen as one of the recipients of funds from the foundation because of the Arnolds’ love of reading and the belief that the library is an important pillar of the community. They believed that the library should be accessible to everyone.

“The Friends of the Library and the library are grateful for this gift, and hope that this will inspire others in the community to recognize the value that the library offers and the many free services that are available to all Madera County citizens,” the release said...


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