Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation Awards $5,000 to Support Local Libraries

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.
The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation awarded 54 grants totaling $68,000 in 2020. Established in 2003 by Jewett City Savings Bank to reinforce, encourage and support the Bank’s ongoing commitment to the well-being of the communities it serves, the Foundation has provided nearly $1 million in support to local organizations.

Jewett City Savings Bank is a mutual savings bank operating full-service offices in Jewett City, Brooklyn, Dayville, Pawcatuck, Plainfield, Preston, and Putnam with online banking services at
Established in 1873, the Bank was voted Best Bank in Eastern Connecticut by readers of The Bulletin in 2020 and the Best Community Bank in Connecticut by readers of The Commercial Record for the last seven years.