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Grantee Site Visit: Frazeysburg Community Library

In the last two years, The Muskingum County Community Foundation has worked to be more connected with recipients of funding through the spring grant competition. Last summer, I visited projects at The Wilds, Eastside Community Ministry, the Muskingum Family Y, and several other location organizations.

My first site visit with a spring 2010 grant recipient was to the Frazeysburg Community Library, which received $3,000 to help purchase furniture and reading materials.

The library is currently housed at the Frazeysburg Community Center (formerly Frazeysburg Elementary School). The building is also home to the police department, a senior center and other local services.

About a year and a half ago, several individuals discussed the idea of opening a library to provide Frazeysburg residents with better access to resources. Many Frazeysburg residents are unable to visit the nearest Muskingum County Library System branch in Dresden on a regular basis.

After hard work by several volunteers, the library opened in May. It is currently open Monday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

The library has more than 4,700 books and several other materials.

Volunteer organizers are very pleased with the community's support of the project, as all but a few books have been donated by community members. As a childhood resident of Frazeysburg, I'm proud to see this library open for local residents to enjoy.

The library continues to welcome donations of new and used books. If you are interested in donating, e-mail me at jhoover@mccf.org and I will connect you with the right people.

Jamie Hoover
Director of Communications

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