Trenton, Nebraska, May 12, 2011 -- The Village of Trenton was recognized today for funding received to update the Trenton Library that will allow for less energy consumption. USDA Rural Development Nebraska Area Specialist Natalie Furrow presented a plaque to the library, which serves more than 500 rural residents.
“Trenton Public Library would like to thank the USDA Rural Development for helping improve our facility so dramatically. Our patrons will greatly appreciate the easier access provided by new doors and the increased comfort the insulation, lighting and heating improvements will provide. Also, the decreased monthly expenses from improved energy usage will afford the library a few more books and services each year for years to come,” said Larry Evans, director of the Library.
Two students each from first through fourth grades of Hitchcock County School District attended as special guests for being selected as winners of a coloring contest. The winners were presented with ribbons from the Friends of the Library. Winners were: 1st grade: Collin Johnson and Lindsey Rippen; 2nd grade: Elliott Tapia and Kailee Allen; 3rd grade: James Garner and Neleigh Hauxwell; and 4th grade: Syrus Hare and Sunny Sramek. Brownie Poster Contest winner was Ellie Jarecke, Troop 10582; Junior Poster winner Adelina Wilcox, Troop 10541 and Canvas Bag winner was Kailee Adams, Troop 10541. Junior Troop 10541 made the pins, Brownie Troop 10582 gave away Mini Greenhouse kits and the Daisy Troop 10500 gave away flower seed packets. A ribbon and award was given to June Brusoe of Troop 10541 for her assistance on projects.
“Rural Development is pleased to assist the library with their needed updates that will provide the library goers with an improved environment to use and will make the facility more energy efficient,” said Furrow.
The Library needed funding assistance for library improvements. USDA Rural Development provided $18,800 leveraged with $15,519 from the Village of Trenton to install new insulated doors and a new ceiling, increase the lighting with ceiling fans, properly vent the furnace, install new ductwork, and build a new storage closet.
Funding was provided through the USDA Rural Development Community Facility Grant program.
For more information contact Natalie Furrow at (308) 534-2360 ext. 1129.