Foundation grants will buy new books for Clark County Public Library

The Springfield Foundation has awarded the Clark County Public Library grants totaling more than $22,750.

“We really appreciate these grants being awarded as they allow us to purchase more in the way of materials for our collections,” said Allison Peck, public relations manager for the library.

READ: Springfield teacher starts non-profit to feed kids on the weekend

A grant of $20,877.81 from the Louise and Albert Goodman Fund will be used to buy books and periodicals for the library system.

A grant of $1,750.69 from the Leo and Georgiana Fischer Designated Fund and $133 from the Dorothy M. Mumma Scholarship Fund will be used for general library purposes.

“While I don’t have any specific titles for what will be purchased,” Beck said, “the monies will be applied to books and periodicals that we will be ordering for the system in the coming months. Anything from children’s books, teen titles and adult fiction and non-fiction. This could include new releases and items that we may need to order as replacements for our collections.

Superintendent: Clark-Shawnee construction, renovation ‘still on track’

“This not only helps expand our collections, but can make wait times less for popular items that may have a hold list on them by having more copies available,” she said.

For more information about the Clark County Public Library, visit or call 937-328-6903.

About the Author