Parnell Library awarded Pilcrow Foundation grant


MONTEVALLO – The Parnell Memorial Library was recently awarded the Children’s Book Project grant award from The Pilcrow Foundation.

The library received 69 juvenile and young adult fiction books with a value of $1,199.03 and 23 juvenile math and science books worth $404.97.

The grant was made possible by The Pilcrow Foundation supporters Dr. Bill Strawbridge, Dr. Meg Wallahage, Mr. Hal Berenson and Mrs. Laura Ackerman.

The local match of $400 was made possible by the Parnell Memorial Library Foundation, the Montevallo Kiwanis Club and the Montevallo Rotary Club.

“The Pilcrow Foundation books will greatly enhance our juvenile library,” then Library Director Lauren Bartell wrote in the press release. “These are critically acclaimed titles, well recognized by librarians and educators. I would like to thank our local sponsors for providing the match and making this grant possible.”

All of the new books have been added to the collection, and Parnell Memorial Library invites all Shelby County Library users to visit and borrow from the collection.

The Pilcrow Foundation awards grants to small rural libraries through a competitive grant process.

Forty-seven small and rural libraries across the United States were selected for the latest grant distribution.

The Pilcrow Foundation provides quality children’s books to rural public libraries ensuring an opportunity for active engagement within the community and lifelong learning.

Parnell Memorial Library serves residents of Montevallo and beyond to meet their informational, educational and cultural needs.

The library is supported by the city of Montevallo and community contributions.