Carbon Library receives grant for mural | DrumhellerMail
Last updateWed, 28 Feb 2024 12pm

Carbon Library receives grant for mural

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The Village of Carbon is looking forward to another possible mural thanks to a grant from Canada Post.

The Carbon Library secured a grant from the Canada Post Community Foundation. Jay-Lynn Boutin of the Carbon Library tells the Mail, they are planning on using it to create a mural on the east side entrance of the Carbon Community Centre where the library is located.

“We have been after that grant for years,” Boutin tells the Mail. “I am extremely happy. We applied every year.”

She says the proposed mural will complement another War Amps mural on the building, beautifying the town.

“I am really excited to add to the rest of the building,” she said.

The grant is for $5,000, and according to the letter from the foundation, the library aims to prominently showcase the principles of diversity, education, access, intellectual freedom, democracy, sustainability, gathering place and support.

The next step, according to Boutin, is to gather people’s ideas and vision and hopefully identify an artist to take on the project.

The Library has been very active in recent years and is enjoying a bit of a revival. Boutin says they are also in receipt of a grant from Mountain View Credit Union for programming. They are also actively fundraising in a number of areas.

“Everything helps!” said Boutin.

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