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Bridges Library System Receives Grant From Bader Philanthropies

June 18, 2021

WAUKESHA — The Bridges Library System has received a two-year, $35,000 grant from Bader Philanthropies Inc. for the Library Memory Project, which serves those living with memory loss.

The grant will allow the Bridges Library System to develop and launch its “Gathering and Sharing Stories” oral history initiative in partnership with StoryCorps, a national oral history project. Through this initiative, local library staff will collect and preserve the stories and memories of local residents living with memory loss, and their care partners.

“In our work through the Library Memory Project over the years, we have come to appreciate the power of stories. Memories and stories connect us not only to the past, but to each other,” said Angela Meyers, inclusive services coordinator at the Bridges Library System. “We are excited to partner with Bader Philanthropies Inc. for this special project to bring StoryCorps to the Greater Milwaukee area.”