LEWISTON – Lewiston Public Library Director Rick Speer announces that the Shaw’s Supermarkets Charitable Foundation has provided a $5,000 grant to the library’s Cultural Learning Center Project. The grant is intended to help furnish and equip the new center.

Speer said, “It is wonderful to have a quality corporate partner like Shaw’s join in with us on this important and transformative project.” The grant was provided to the Friends of LPL who are conducting a $210,000 capital campaign to outfit the new facility.

The city of Lewiston is constructing a 13,000-square-foot addition to the Lewiston Public Library to house the center. The expansion includes a performance/meeting room, a regional history center and archives, a computer lab, public conference room and additional space for the library proper.

The center is being built in the Pilsbury Building, which sits at the corner of Lisbon and Pine streets adjacent to the 1996 library expansion space.

The Pilsbury Building was originally constructed in 1870 and is one of Lewiston’s structures on the National Register of Historic Buildings. The new center is expected to open to the public sometime during the summer of 2005.

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