A new grant from the National Endowment for the Arts will allow the Royal Oak Library to get equipment to create an artmakers space.
“We’re renovating the library and creating space for it” on the first floor, said Library Director Emily Dumas. “The renovations will start next year and take a couple of months.”
The grant from the NEA is for $10,000 and matches $10,000 worth of library employee hours that will go into the arts-based makerspace.
The project fits in with a science-based makerspace that will be included as part of an upcoming $627,000 renovation project at the library.
The NEA is committed to ensuring people nationwide have access to the arts, from rural to urban areas, said Mary Anne Carter, arts endowment chairwoman for the NEA, in a statement.
“We are proud to support organizations such as the Royal Oak Public Library that are…