10/21/2021                                      Becky Dodd

                                                          Local Project Director

                                                          Library Director

                                                          P.O. Box 517, 115 W. 6th St.

                                                          Wellsville, KS 66092




Wellsville City Library Receives

Humanities Kansas SHARP Recovery Grant

TOPEKA – Humanities Kansas recently awarded a SHARP Recovery Grant in the amount of $2,926.00to Wellsville City Library in Wellsville, KS.  Becky Dodd serves as project director.  The Wellsville City Library is a small but strong & growing library located in the northeast corner of Franklin county Kansas. It also serves portions of Douglas and Miami counties.  The library participates in a shared automation system with over 40 different libraries.  It is a member of the Northeast Kansas Library System and participates in the inter-library loan Share-It circulation system offered by the Kansas State Library.  The library offers a weekly craft group, weekly story time, annual summer reading program, a monthly LEGO club, public displays and an annual art show. The library offers a basic book collection with additional resources including computers, Internet, printing, fax & scanning services to all.  The library is a vital part of the Wellsville community.

The SHARP Recovery Grants support Kansas cultural organizations that provide humanities programming and are facing financial hardship due to the coronavirus. Grants are for general operating support, staff retention, and needed digital and/or operational transitions for cultural work in the post-pandemic era. Humanities Kansas awarded 121 SHARP grants statewide.

Humanities Kansas is honored to be able to support Kansas cultural organizations as we recover from the impact of Covid,” said Julie Mulvihill, Humanities Kansas Executive Director. “This past year has demonstrated that Kansans lean into the humanities during challenging times. Kansas cultural organizations that do work in the humanities provide important social connections and contribute to the economic well-being and strength of our communities.”

Funds have been made available through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to assist cultural institutions affected by the coronavirus as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) approved by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Joseph R. Biden.

About Humanities Kansas

Humanities Kansas is an independent nonprofit spearheading a movement of ideas to empower the people of Kansas to strengthen their communities and our democracy. Since 1972, HK’s pioneering programming, grants, and partnerships have documented and shared stories to spark conversations and generate insights. Together with statewide partners and supporters, HK inspires all Kansans to draw on diverse histories, literatures, and cultures to enrich their lives and to serve the communities and state we all proudly call home. Visit