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Fallsington Library receives prestigious grant

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, a PPA Partner through Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, has awarded a $2,000 matching grant to support Fallsington Library’s popular Science Meets Art program in 2023.

The library’s signature monthly program features unique themes that appeal to learners of all ages. Created by Fallsington Library Director Charlene Rendeiro, the fun and educational programs spur an early love of nature and STEAM principles, while celebrating the everyday wonder of the seasons, as well as the animals and wildlife sharing our world.

“We’re thrilled to receive this generous support from the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance,” Charlene said. “Over the past 10 years, it’s been wonderful to see children, teens, and adults enjoy these interactive programs. We look forward to continuing to share the joy of science and art with our community.”

A regional partner of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, the Philadelphia Cultural Alliance assists the Council in evaluating proposals and distributing grant awards throughout Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. The program enables the Council to reach a wider audience by increasing access to funds for organizations and artists across the state, thereby increasing statewide audience exposure to arts activities.

Fallsington Library received an Entry to Program Steam grant, one of two types of grant awards available to organizations that support arts programs. Looking ahead, Fallsington Library’s Science Meets Arts program topics include “The Lure & Lore of Tea,” “All Things Squid,” “Da Vinci,” and “Dragon Workshop.”

All programs are free and open to the public. To ensure adequate space and craft supplies, guests can register in advance by visiting the Fallsington Library website.

How you can help

Although Fallsington Library receives generous support from local government funding sources, the library relies on financial donations to maintain all the unique and innovative programs that make the Fallsington Library special. If you wish to donate, visit https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=L3ZRPZ48X8MF2 or send a check to: Fallsington Library, 139 Yardley Ave., Fallsington PA 19054.

About Fallsington Library

The Fallsington Library Company was founded in 1800 and incorporated in 1802. In 1879, the nonprofit organization moved into its Federalist-style building located at 139 Yardley Avenue. The second floor served as a community hall, hosting concerts, plays, dances, meetings, and even gym classes for the Pennsbury School.

The Fallsington Library continues to proudly serve Fallsington and surrounding communities. A full-service lending library, Fallsington Library also presents interactive family programming, and provides meeting space for the public in its historic building. The library’s affiliation with the Bucks County Free Library provides patrons full access to the entire BCFL catalog. To learn more, visit http://fallsingtonlibrary.org/.

About Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

Since 1972, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance has played a key role in ensuring the health and vitality of arts and culture in Greater Philadelphia. The Cultural Alliance leads, strengthens and amplifies the voices of more than 400 member organizations who generate over $4.1 billion in economic impact for the region. Members, as well as the cultural community, count on the Alliance for signature research reports on the health and growth of the sector; grantmaking in partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; and robust professional development and membership services. To learn more, visit https://www.philaculture.org/.

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