Johnson City Library

Giving Goddess Grant

Johnson City Library is one of three finalists for the Giving Goddess Grant. From the founders of Wild Woman Weekend, The Giving Goddesses are forming a group of 100 women to give $100 each. The collective $10,000 will be awarded to one of the three non-profit finalists by popular vote.

“This is a pivotal time for libraries and the communities they serve. Libraries are helping to better the education and the lifelong learning of communities. Libraries of all types can act as catalysts and inspire future generations to reach solutions that are not only sensible but essential to sustaining life on this planet,” American Library Association President Loida Garcia-Febo

By awarding the Johnson City Library this year’s Giving Goddess grant, you will be a partner in promoting community awareness for a sustainable future. As part of a long-range plan with sustainability as a core value, the library recently installed a rainwater tank to irrigate two pollinator gardens. With the grant funding, the library would create a walking path with interchangeable signs and benches. The signs would feature enlightening and interactive information on topics that reflect our culture, arts, nature, and sustainability. The pathway would encourage healthy lifestyles by providing space to reflect, read, and rejuvenate. Outdoor learning opportunities are imperative during this pandemic. The community and students would continue to be involved with developing intergenerational education. All Giving Goddesses would be recognized for their leadership to enhance and inspire our Blanco County community.

Should we receive the funding we are planing many exhibits to be displayed along the pathway. We would rotate between displaying local artists, natural history, sustainability information, and story walks.

A pathway with signage around the building would expand our abilities to offer accessible and engaging education to our community. There has never been more of a need to have self-paced, outdoor activities available to all than during this pandemic.

Johnson City Library has been a community center for education and enrichment. Now we are actively broadening our scope to become an indoor/outdoor learning hub. With the recent addition of the rainwater catchment tank and the updates to our pollinator gardens, we are on track to be able to offer education on sustainability and conservation.

A pathway with signage around the building would expand our abilities to offer accessible and engaging education to our community. There has never been more of a need to have self-paced, outdoor activities available to all than during this pandemic.

As a thank you for supporting local non-profits, we will be hosting a Zoom watch party on our soon to be renovated patio with drinks and hors d'oeuvres for the final vote.

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