Library receives $50,000 Johnson Foundation grant

By SARALYN NORKUS Staff Writer
Posted 9/8/17

The Cleveland Bradley County Public Library has received more help for its History Branch restoration project, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the George R. Johnson Family Foundation.

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The Cleveland Bradley County Public Library has received more help for its History Branch restoration project, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the George R. Johnson Family Foundation.

This grant is from a foundation that is supportive of education and, according to the Library Foundation, this is “symbolic of the wonderful reaction of the Bradley County community to the worthy cause of public education, whether in our schools or in our libraries.”

The restoration and renovation of the History Branch’s second floor is keeping with the theme of education, as the floor will be utilized by the Bradley Cleveland Public Education Foundation.

The History Branch has undergone continuous restoration efforts since it was given to the city of Cleveland in 1923 as a memorial to Sara Tucker Johnston by her family. Their goal was to see the building used to enhance public education by establishing a permanent public library in the building.

This most recent renovation project is expected to be completed within the next month.

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