Kevin Merchant, President and CEO of Jewett City Savings Bank, announced recently that the Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation has awarded $5,000 in grants to three local libraries.

“Libraries are instrumental in helping promote literacy and educational opportunities for all members of our communities. We’re proud to do our part to provide the funding they need to continue to enrich learning in our neighborhoods,” said Merchant.

A grant of $2,000 was awarded to Slater Library of Jewett City to purchase and install three study/computer carrels in the children’s library, providing individual study space in a socially distanced environment. The Slater Library also received a $1,000 grant in response to their annual appeal.

Also receiving grants of $1,000 were Aldrich Free Public Library of Moosup, which will use the funds to repair and restore the windows of the historic building built in 1895; and Preston Public Library, which will use funds for the redesign and implementation of a new website.