The Bridge City Public Library has recently been awarded two grant towards its expansion project.

The Tocker Foundation of Austin has awarded the Bridge City Public Library a grant for the building addition for a total of $49,678.85. The grant will be used for shelving and furniture in the new addition. The City of Bridge City is in the process of getting the building ready to take down the wall separating the current library from the new addition.

In addition to the Tocker Foundation, the Ladd and Katherine Hancher Library Foundation awarded the Library $11,300 toward the flooring in the new addition.  The Hancher Foundation is based in Columbus, Texas and bases its contributions on the level of educational contribution to the community.

Linda Dubose, the Friends of the Library’s president, states that she is excited that the new section which includes a new children’s room, will soon be ready for the public. The Friends have been seeking funding for the addition for the past 10 years. “It’s so exciting to see our efforts  come to be realized ” Linda stated. “We are so grateful to the Tocker Foundation for enabling us to purchase shelving in the new children’s room and furniture throughout the rest of the addition.”

K’Lynn Ess, the children’s librarian, says that funds are still being sought through raffles and auctions at the library. “We are now having a silent auction with a Disney figurine of Elsa,” she said. “Come by the Library and see what we have to offer.”

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