The Grundy Foundation, like the rest of the country, has been challenged during the coronavirus shutdown. Routine programs and services are anything but routine. Personal interaction with library patrons and museum visitors is a value the foundation takes pride in and one, given the present circumstances, it’s unable to maintain.
Still, the foundation and its staff have created new and unique ways of connecting with the public and responding to the ever-changing needs of the community during the shutdown. This has been done through digital meetings and posts on Facebook, Instagram and its website.
“Kudos to Grundy Library staff for quickly mastering virtual programming and using it to continue presenting many of our mainstay offerings, all of which are updated online,” said Gene Williams, Grundy Foundation Director. “Museum staff successfully brings to life on social media site updates on Grundy family information discovered during the shutdown and previews of new and refurbished interior collections. And the foundation is funding local organizations’ frontline efforts to feed and provide basic necessities to those affected by the coronavirus.”
Programs and services include:
– Book Discussion Club: Live sessions with a Grundy librarian
– Knit and Crochet Nights: Live sessions with library staff
– Video Book Talks for adults, teens and children
– Museum restoration progress reports via social media
– “Behind the Scenes” videos, including the production of new rugs by Langhorne Carpet Company
– Photo and video footage of landscaping and garden improvements
The foundation is encouraging residents to donate to local small businesses, food banks, nonprofit organizations and houses of worship. Visit grundyfoundation.com/ for more information.