Excerpt: Sixty-eight public libraries in central and northern Wisconsin will receive more than $382,000 from the Mead Witter Foundation as the result of a recent grant program.
Budgets have been tight and community services may be stressed. Preselected libraries were contacted in December. The selected libraries may use the funds from their one-time special grant for reference materials; circulating print materials; library furnishings for public use; computer equipment for public use; or special event programming and exhibits at the library. Each library submitted a written plan and budget outlining how and where the grant would be used.