SLO Friends of the Library Awarded Grant for Performing Arts
The San Luis Obispo Friends of the Library has been awarded a grant of almost $18,000 by the Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust. The staff of the SLO Library will use the grant to offer performing arts programs and resources to the general public and to families that do not normally have access to the world of performing arts.
Over the course of the next several months, details of the project will be planned and beginning in December 1) six performing arts programs by local theater, music and dance groups will be conducted, 2) new performing arts materials will be purchased for checkout from the SLO Library and 3) hands-on performing arts programs will be conducted to demonstrate the new materials.
The objective of the program, Arts Live at the Library, is to provide youths an opportunity to learn more about performing arts by attending local performances, by using the library’s resources for personal investigation and through library conducted hands-on experiences.
An special effort will be made to expand the program to include members of low income families, disadvantaged children and children with disabilities.