LSTA Direct Grants to Libraries
Massachusetts uses LSTA funding to provide libraries with direct grants to meet the needs of their community. There were one LSTA direct grants awarded to libraries in the Eighth Congressional District in 2023 totaling $10,000.
Below are examples of direct grant funded projects in the Eighth Congressional District:
Milton Public Library $10,000
Milton, Massachusetts is a direct Boston suburb in the Blue Hills Reservation, and home to a diverse population of residents who share a common interest: the outdoors. Miltonians enjoy outdoor exercise, caring for and sustaining their land, and beautifying their landscape – but not all of them have the expertise or resources to do it. Through Milton Grows, the Milton Public Library will create a permanent teaching garden and will “grow” its outdoor space, programming, and collections. Supported by community partners, this project will allow the Library to support its residents who wish to bolster their knowledge of gardening and sustainability, while helping them make connections with new friends and organizations.