Union’s Vose Library has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust, according to a news release from the library.

The Maine Community Foundation, which administers the Trust, relates that the Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust was established in 1986 to help libraries better serve communities in northern and eastern Maine with a population of less than 10,000. Samuel Rudman frequently traveled throughout Maine, particularly downeast, on business. He was struck by the commitment to learning and reading as evidenced by a library in the majority of towns he passed through, regardless of their size.

The Rudmans encourage libraries in smaller communities to continue and expand programming and outreach through the trust that bears their name.

Vose Library’s grant is to fund the purchase of new, current, fiction and nonfiction books. The library looks forward to adding new titles every month.

For more information, call Vose Library at 785-4733.