Friends of Thomas Balch

Grant Recipient 2022

The Friends of the Thomas Balch Library extend their heartfelt appreciation to the Virts Miller Foundation for their generous support. This grant has significantly enhanced the resources and programs available at the Thomas Balch Library.  

A substantial portion of the support was allocated to the acquisition of NEWSBANK, a comprehensive digital archive. This invaluable resource is utilized by both the library staff and patrons conducting research, offering access to a vast array of national and local newspapers across the United States and Canadian provinces, spanning from their inception to the present day.  

Additionally, the grant facilitated the continuation of the Thomas Balch Library Series, a popular lecture series held in the library’s meeting room, which accommodates up to 80 attendees. These sessions, typically held on Sunday afternoons, feature authors who present their recent works and engage with the audience on various topics, enriching the community’s cultural and intellectual landscape.  

We are immensely grateful to the Virts Miller Foundation for their commitment to supporting educational initiatives and enriching the scholarly resources at the Thomas Balch Library.