We are very pleased to share some inspiring news. Last week, the Cambridge Public Library Foundation received a gift of $25,000 from the Eric and Jane Nord Family Fund to support the Library’s operations during this time of increased need. While the coronavirus keeps us increasingly socially distant, people are exploring the Library’s online resources more than ever. With this gift, the Library will implement additional rollouts of remote services, e-resources, programs and technology.
The Foundation is deeply grateful to the Eric and Jane Nord Family Fund for this gift, and for helping the Library continue to play a critical role for people in Cambridge and beyond. The Eric and Jane Nord Family Fund previously supported STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) at the Library, with a $75,000 gift in 2019. Their generosity during this unprecedented time will bring much-needed joy and connection to our Library community.
The Library and Foundation are committed to supporting our community during these uncertain times. Earlier this month through Foundation support, the Library increased patrons’ access to Hoopla, which provides an array of e-content such as books, audiobooks, music, movies and more.
A beacon of solace, hope, and discovery for over 130 years, the Cambridge Public Library will continue to support our community no matter what’s going on in the world. During this difficult and uncertain time, the Library is here 24/7 through online resources. And, once life returns to normal, the Library space will once again be a cherished and celebrated community destination.
In the meantime, we look forward to sharing the creative ways the Library will use these new funds to further enhance their support of the community during these times. Stay safe, and stay tuned!