HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED AS A COOPERATING COLLECTION OF THE FOUNDATION CENTER OF NEW YORK

(Belcamp, Maryland – November 13, 2012) Nonprofit organizations and other grant seekers searching for information on fundraising, nonprofit management, grant seeking and grant writing and related subjects now have access to the Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center of New York at the Harford County Public Library Bel Air Branch.

“Harford County Public Library is very pleased to bring these critical resources to Harford County through a grant provided by the Community Foundation of Harford County. Customers now have access through the Bel Air Library and eliminates the need to travel to Baltimore or leave the county to search for that critical grant opportunity,” said Mary Hastler, Library Director.

Located in the Maryland Room of the Bel Air Library, the Harford County Public Library Grant Collection consists of a comprehensive print collection and dedicated computers to access these comprehensive resources. The collection includes the following resources: The Foundation Directory Online, which profiles more than 100,000 U.S. grant makers; Foundation Grants to Individuals Online; and Philanthropy In/Sight. Directories and proposal writing books are also available as part of this collection. For more information, please see a staff member at the Bel Air Library.

Harford County Public Library operates eleven branches located throughout Harford County, Maryland. The library serves over 175,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of 4.5 million. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.

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