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Kimberley Foundation Announces Recipients of the Pandemic Flash Fund for Small Libraries

September 15, 2020

In early August, the Kimberley Foundation invited small libraries in Canada to apply for one-time grants of up to $1,000 to serve their communities during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Earlier today, the foundation announced the 22 libraries receiving support from by the Caring for Communities: Pandemic Flash Fund.


Andrew & Laura McCain Public Library (New Brunswick)

  • Project: Connecting Online
  • Focus: Creating Story Time, Babies in the Library and other programming on-line as in-person programming has been indefinitely suspended.

Bibliothèque Allard Regional Library (Manitoba)

  • Project: Reaching Out
  • Focus: Creating online programming, remote Book Clubs, video presentations and interesting people interviews.

Bibliothèque Régionale Jolys Regional Library (Manitoba)

  • Project: JRL Book Delivery Services
  • Focus: Offering a Delivery Service aimed at vulnerable community members who are unable to visit the library.

Boyne Regional Library (Manitoba)

  • Project: Online Programming and Deliveries
  • Focus: Enhancing online programming and providing delivery service to seniors.

Chipman Public Library (New Brunswick)

  • Project: Stress Free @ Your Library
  • Focus: Creation of Wellness and Stress Bags for distribution to community members.

Doaktown Community-School Library (New Brunswick)

  • Project: Playaways
  • Focus: Providing electronic books in an area with challenging internet.

Dr. Walter Chestnut Public Library (New Brunswick)

  • Project: Virtual Video programming and curbside packs
  • Focus: Enhancement of outreach craft and STEAM curbside kits as well as creation of virtual storytimes, book clubs, adult art demonstrations, author talks and instructional presentations.

Elk Point Municipal Library (Alberta)

  • Project: Stay Safe, Stay Creative, Stay Home
  • Focus: Care packages that include personal protective equipment and creative supplies.

Flin Flon Public Library (Manitoba)

  • Project: From the Library’s Door to Yours
  • Focus: Offering a Delivery Service aimed at vulnerable community members who are unable to visit the library.

Fredericton Public Library (New Brunswick)

  • Project: Library Tours – COVID Style
  • Focus: Creation of virtual tours for teachers and students, book talks and homework support.

Lanark Highlands Public Library (Ontario)

  • Project: Home Delivery Services
  • Focus: Offering a Delivery Service aimed at vulnerable community members who are unable to visit the library.

Magnetawan First Nation Public Library (Ontario)

  • Project: Bike Book Mobile
  • Focus: Supporting purchase of Book Delivery via bicycle to community residents.

Montreal West Public Library (Quebec)

  • Project: Virtual Shakespeare
  • Focus: Supporting the creation of a community acted virtual production of Much Ado About Nothing.

Morinville Community Library (Alberta)

  • Project: Mobile WiFi
  • Focus: Creating a mobile Hot-spot to allow for library programming internet access throughout the community.

Rapid City Regional Library (Manitoba)

  • Project: Rapid City Library COVID Community Connection
  • Focus: Offering masks and books helping youth and adults understand and cope in a COVID and Post-Covid world.

South Central Regional Library – Altona Branch (Manitoba)

  • Project: Tablets 2 Go
  • Focus: Supporting the purchase of tablets to provide seniors who are not visiting the library with e-books in their home.

South Interlake Regional Library (Manitoba)

  • Project: Study Space Dividers
  • Focus: Combined with donated building supplies and labour, we are supporting the purchase of plexiglass dividers in order to create movable study space dividers.

St. Croix Public Library (New Brunswick)

  • Project: Virtual Programming at the St. Croix Public Library
  • Focus: Supporting the acquisition of technology to produce high quality on-line programming for the community.

St. Paul Municipal Library (Alberta)

  • Project: Zoom Take Home Projects
  • Focus: Providing materials and supplies for community members so they can participate in creative zoom-delivered projects.

Temagami First Nation Public Library (Ontario)

  • Project: Delivering Safe and Healthy Services Through E-Books
  • Focus: Supporting the costs of joining the Overdrive Consortium and the compatible tablets to access this new world of resources by the community.

Township of Cavan Monaghan Public Library (Ontario)

  • Project: Learning Trails
  • Focus: Supporting the acquisition of books and materials that allows for the extension of the community based walkable learning tours that connect to curriculum for school aged children while providing an out-door experiential learning and fun adventure.

Tweed Public Library (Ontario)

  • Project: Take Home Activity Kits
  • Focus: Supporting the creation of literacy focused, engaging and interactive kits for youth.

(Via Kimberley Foundation)

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