The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library has come to within $4,500 of reaching its fundraising goal to earn a Gates Foundation grant for 2010 and 2011.
Director Jean Berg said the district has applied for $59,800 in funding from the foundation. The amount for 2010 required a 25 percent match. The 2011 portion required an equal match. The library cannot apply for the second year of funding until the match is reached, Berg said.
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