Recent Grants: Rose & Samuel Rudman Library Trust

2018 Grants

  • Brooksville Free Public Library, for audio book collection development for children and young adults: $650
  • Caribou Public Library Foundation, to update 40% of its outdated large print book collections with new and current titles for the elder outreach program: $900
  • Cary Library, Houlton, to provide local support for entrepreneurs and small businesses by purchasing a six-volume reference set of Principles of Business, including accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, management, and marketing: $900
  • City of Rockland Public Library, to purchase print, video, and audio resources in support of the Let's Move in Libraries project. In conjunction, the library will hold free events/activities for adults of all abilities and ages to move and be active and encourage healthy living: $1,000
  • Dorcas Library Association, Prospect Harbor, for print, audio, and video collection materials to support young adult and adult programming: $1,000
  • Frenchman's Bay Library, to build a collection of early reader books and enhance its audio book collection: $500
  • Friends of Thomaston Public Library, for collection development in the genres of mystery, graphic novels for both young adult and adult readers, and sci-fi/fantasy novels: $1,000
  • Guilford Memorial Library, to expand the collection of adult nonfiction books: $550
  • Jackson Memorial Library, for collection development in support of the children's story hour program Dancing Off the Page!: $150
  • Jesup Memorial Library, Bar Harbor, to expand the adult and children's collections with the addition of books and DVDs related to various aspects of food production. Programming tied to the new materials also will be offered: $1,000
  • John B. Curtis Free Public Library, Bradford, to update and add early reader chapter book series for younger patrons participating in the summer reading program: $500
  • Liberty Library Association, to bring author Richard Rubin to the library and purchase books topical to veterans' interests in an effort to honor veterans in the community: $600
  • Long Lake Public Library, to update the young adult collection that serves both teenagers and adults: $1,000
  • Lubec Memorial Library, to purchase the 10 Chickadee Award nominees, a collection of adult audio books and books specific to seventh- and eighth-graders: $650
  • Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library, Appleton, to expand the nonfiction youth and adult collection to include books about vernal pools, and to fund Chewonki's Traveling Nature Program on vernal pools: $200
  • Newport Public Library Association, for children's books in support of the space-themed summer reading program: $400
  • North Haven Library, to purchase the titles on the Maine Student Book Award list: $200
  • Northeast Harbor Library, to host a three-part poetry series facilitated by Candace Stover and to purchase 10 poetry books in support of the series: $560
  • Princeton Public Library, to purchase children and adult books and the DVD movies adapted from those books: $800
  • Sangerville Public Library,  to purchase PBS Masterpiece Theatre and History Channel DVDs with some accompanying book titles: $450
  • Searsmont Town Library, to purchase mystery books and periodicals by Maine authors and those with a Maine connection and for writer and speaker presentations in support of Whodunnit: A Maine-Made Mysterious Library Project: $850
  • Shaw Public Library, Greenville, to develop a collection of titles of interest to 18- to 30-year-old readers: $400
  • Somesville Library Society, to supplement the juvenile and young adult book collection to satisfy needs of local community school students: $500
  • Southwest Harbor Public Library, to enhance the children's collection by purchasing the entire list of books selected by Island Readers and Writers: $400
  • Stewart Free Library, Corinna, to enhance the library's selection of audio books: $500
  • Stockton Springs Library Committee, for children's books, an author visit, and musician/mime in support of "Libraries Rock," this year's themed summer reading program: $300
  • Swan's Island Educational Society, for collection development around women in the lobstering industry and other nontraditional fields for children, young adults, and adults to complement a major exhibition by the historical society and other island organizations: $850
  • The Franklin Library, to update the adult fiction, nonfiction, and children's-young adult collections and to replace worn and damaged books: $1,000
  • Town of Hampden / Edythe Dyer Library, to update mid-grade U.S. state books by purchasing "It's My State!" series: $700
  • Town of Stetson, for collection development and modernization of the children's nonfiction section: $1,000
  • Vose Library, Union, to enhance the mystery collection in conjunction with a new, mystery-themed book group: $1,000
  • Waldo Peirce Reading Room Library, Frankfort, for children's books on gardening in support of the summer reading program theme, Growing Readers: $500
  • Washington Library Association, for Chickadee Books, Maine State Book Award titles, books for story time, adult book discussion titles, and an author visit: $1,000
  • Whitneyville Library and Whatnot Association, for children's books in support of the library's Book and Storyteller service to local schools: $1,000
  • Winter Harbor Public Library, to bring Maine author and illustrator Chris Van Dusen, for a speaking engagement and complete the children's book collection with all of his titles: $300
  • Witherle Memorial Library, Castine, for books and author stipends in support of the the annual Maine Writers series: $500

2017 Grants

  • Brooksville Free Public Library, Brooksville, for audio book collection development for children and young adults: $650
  • Caribou Public Library Foundation, Caribou, to update 40 percent of outdated large print book collections with new and current titles (fiction and nonfiction) for the elder outreach program: $900
  • Cary Library, Houlton, to provide local support for entrepreneurs and small businesses by purchasing a six-volume reference set of Principles of Business, including accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, management, and marketing: $900
  • City of Rockland Public Library, Rockland, to purchase print, video, and audio resources in support of the Let's Move in Libraries project: $1,000
  • Dorcas Library Association, Prospect Harbor, for print, audio, and video collection materials to support young adult and adult programming: $1,000
  • Frenchman's Bay Library, Sullivan, to build a collection of early reader books and enhance its audio book collection: $500
  • Friends of Thomaston Public Library, Thomaston, for collection development in the following genres: mystery (predominately those from Japan, Great Britain, Western, and Eastern Europe), graphic novels for both young adult and adult readers, and sci-fi/fantasy novels: $1,000
  • Guilford Memorial Library, Guilford, to expand the collection of adult nonfiction books: $550
  • Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor, for collection development in support of the children's story hour program Dancing Off the Page!: $150
  • Jesup Memorial Library, Bar Harbor, to expand the adult and children's collections with the addition of books and DVDs related to various aspects of food production: $1,000
  • John B. Curtis Free Public Library, Bradford, to update and add early reader chapter book series for younger patrons participating in the summer reading program: $500
  • Liberty Library Association, Liberty, to bring author Richard Rubin to the library and to purchase books topical to veterans' interests: $600
  • Long lake Public Library, St. Agatha, to update the young adult collection, serving both teenagers and adults: $1,000
  • Lubec Memorial LibraryLubec, to purchase the 10 Chickadee Award nominees a collection of adult audio books: $650
  • Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library, Appleton, to expand the nonfiction youth and adult collection to include about vernal pools: $200
  • Newport Public Library Association, Newport, for children's books in support of the space-themed summer reading program: $400
  • North Haven Library, North Haven, to purchase the titles on the Maine Student Book Award list: $200
  • Northeast Harbor Library, Northeast Harbor, to host a three-part poetry series facilitated by Candace Stover and to purchase 10 poetry books in support of the series: $560
  • Princeton Public Library, Princeton, to purchase children and adult books and the DVD movies adapted from those books: $800
  • Sangerville Public Library, Sangerville, to purchase PBS Masterpiece Theatre and History Channel DVDs with some accompanying books: $450
  • Searsmont Town Library, Searsmont, to purchase mystery books and periodicals by Maine authors and with a Maine connection and for writer and speaker presentations in support of the Whodunnit: A Maine-Made Mysterious Library Project: $850
  • Shaw Public Library, Greenville, to develop a collection of titles of interest to the 18- to 30-year-old reader: $400
  • Somesville Library Society, Somesville, to supplement the juvenile and young adult book collection: $500
  • Southwest Harbor Public Library, Southwest Harbor, to enhance the children's collection by purchasing the entire list of books selected by Island Readers and Writers: $400
  • Stewart Free Library, Corinna, to enhance the library's selection of audio books: $500
  • Stockton Springs Library Committee, Stockton Springs, for children's books, author visit, and musician/mime in support of Libraries Rock, this year's themed summer reading program: $300
  • Swan's Island Educational Society, Swan's Island, for collection development around women in the lobstering industry and other nontraditional fields for children, young adults, and adults: $850
  • The Franklin Library, Franklin, to update the adult fiction, nonfiction, and children's and young adults’ collections, and to replace worn and damaged materials: $1,000
  • Town of Hampden/Edythe Dyer Library, Hampden, to update mid-grade U.S. state books by purchasing "It's My State!" series: $700
  • Town of Stetson, Stetson, for collection development and modernization of the children's nonfiction section: $1,000
  • Vose Library, Union, to enhance the mystery collection in conjunction with a new, mystery-themed book group: $1,000
  • Waldo Peirce Reading Room Library, Frankfort, for children's books on gardening in support of the summer reading program theme, Growing Readers: $500
  • Washington Library Association, Washington, for Chickadee Books, Maine State Book Award titles, books for story time, and adult book discussion titles and an author visit: $1,000
  • Whitneyville Library and Whatnot Association, Whitneyville, for children's books in support of the library's Book and Storyteller service to local schools: $1,000
  • Winter Harbor Public Library, Winter Harbor, to complete the children's book collection of Chris Van Dusen titles: $300
  • Witherle Memorial Library, Castine, for books and author stipends in support of the annual Maine Writers series: $500

2016 Grants

  • Brooksville Free Public Library, Brooksville, to produce a limited edition book of children's creative writing with illustrations: $300
  • Caribou Public Library, Caribou, for books to support PJ Storytime and the Books on Wheels program for family service organizations' use: $1,000
  • Cary Library, Houlton, for Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy series in support of the Ready Set Read! Program: $800
  • Dorcas Library Association, Prospect Harbor, for an author visit, books, workbooks, and a magazine subscription to support children's programming: $1,000
  • East Millinocket Public Library, East Millinocket, to purchase current books to update the library's selection: $1,000
  • Eastport Public Library Association, Eastport, for books for the Literary Feasts for Every Season program: $100
  • Frenchman's Bay Library, Sullivan, for author visits and books to support the summer 2016 program, Ready, Set, Read: $1,000
  • Guilford Memorial Library, Guilford, for books and two presenters to support the summer children's program on health and fitness: $600
  • Henry D. Moore Parish House and Library, Steuben, to enhance the children's audio book collection: $750
  • Jackson Memorial Library,Tenants Harbor, to build a collection of Ezra Jack Keats books in celebration of his 100th year: $200
  • Jesup Memorial Library, Bar Harbor, for topical books relevant to teens and young adults: $750
  • John B. Curtis Free Public Library, Bradford, for books and DVDs to support the National Parks summer program: $500
  • Liberty Library Association, Liberty, for books to support the On Your Mark, Get Set, Read summer program: $200
  • Lubec Memorial Library, Lubec, for presentation and travel expenses to bring the Chewonki Natural History Program's Bugmobile presentation to Lubec and Whiting school children: $640
  • Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library, Appleton, for books, movies and the Chewonki program related to All About Birds: $600
  • Monroe Community Library, Monroe, to update the young-adult books collection: $800
  • Monson Free Public Library and Reading Room Association, Monson, to build a collection of books by Maine authors and illustrators for all age groups: $1,000
  • Newport Public Library Association, Newport, for author visits and nature non-fiction books to support the summer long program about Maine birds: $1,000
  • Porter Memorial Library, Machiasport, for astronomy books to enhance the science collection at the library: $300
  • Sangerville Public Libary, Sangerville, for sports/movement books to support the On Your Mark, Get Set, Read program: $500
  • Shaw Public Library Association, Greenville, for themed non-fiction books to support the summer program, On Your Mark, Get Set, Read and Venture Outdoors: $400
  • Southwest Harbor Public Library, Southwest Harbor, for stipends for three theater artists and books to support Thoughts on Books: $1,000
  • Stewart Free Library, Corinna, for early reader books: $500
  • Stockton Springs Library Committee, Stockton Springs, for books and speakers to increase involvement in the Maine Reader's Choice Awards: $500
  • Stonington Public Library, Stonington, to revitalize the nonfiction and biography collections: $1,000
  • Swan's Island Educational Society, Swans Island, for Maine Book Awards books and series update: $1,000
  • Friends of the Thomaston Public Library, Thomaston, to replace and complete popular book series for both adults and children: $1,000
  • Thompson Free Library, Dover-Foxcroft, for sports-themed novels and non-fiction books for the program, Ready Set Read: Sports in the Library: $300
  • Vose Library, Union, to update all collections with current titles: $1,000
  • Waldo Peirce Reading Room & Library Association, Frankfort, for books to support the program Read All About It - Maine Children's Authors and Illustrators: $500
  • Washington Library Association (Gibbs), Washington, for an author visit, a Chewonki program and related books, and award-winning books to support the program Connecting Young Readers with Books: $1,000
  • Whitneyville Library and Whatnot Association, Whitneyville, for new books for the Book and Storyteller Service: $1,000
  • Winter Harbor Public Library, Winter Harbor, for presenter stipends and books on science, technology, art, and math  to support the STEAM program: $1,000
  • Witherle Memorial Library, Castine, for author fees and books to support the Maine Writers Series: $1,000