Local communities receive “Frankenstein” grants from Indiana Humanities

By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Google books) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Humanities says more than 70 nonprofits in the state have received funding to help them participate in a statewide read of the Mary Shelley novel “Frankenstein” in 2018.

The group says the grants are part of a yearlong program initiated by Indiana Humanities and in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Center for the Book. The program also received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Community Read grants of $1,000 were awarded to 62 organizations for expenses such as booking speakers. Those organizations will each hold at least three community programs tied to the book, including a book discussion. Each site will also receive up to 50 books and items such as bookmarks and posters.

Local recipients include:

  • Argos Public Library, Argos
  • Bremen Public Library, Bremen
  • Concord Community High School, Elkhart
  • Kosciusko Literacy Services, Inc., Warsaw
  • Ligonier Public Library, Ligonier
  • Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library, Mishawaka
  • Nappanee Public Library, Nappanee
  • NorthWood High School Media Center, Nappanee
  • Syracuse Public Library, Syracuse
  • Wakarusa Public Library, Wakarusa


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