The Wyckoff Library is in the running for a $25,000 state grant, thanks to a township teenager looking to create a community markerspace at the library.
According to a release from the library, 16-year-old Nicolette Donato submitted an application to the State Farm Neighborhood Assist Program earlier this year to get the funding for the markerspace. From thousands of applicants, Donato’s has been selected as one of 200 proposals moving to the final selection phase of the grant application process. State Farm will award 40 $25,000 grants.
If awarded the grant, the makerspace will be a communal learning environment for students and adults. According to the library, it would be a place to share ideas and expertise, and explore creativity and technology.
“My friends and I do not just read books and research information,” Donato said in the release.
“We also create information that we then upload, blog, share, like, and tweet. So, I thought a makerspace where we could create, collaborate, and learn would be a great addition to the Wyckoff Library.”
In order to get the grant, this proposal must be one of the top vote-getters on State Farm’s Facebook page. Voting is on now through May 17. Facebook users can vote up to 10 times per day.