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Library receives unique grant
Gays Mills Library to offer a 'Business Startup Collection'
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The Gays Mills Public Library announced that it has received a grant from the Crawford County Community Fund, a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, to support a Business Startup Collection for the Gays Mills Public Library.

The library in Gays Mills will be moving to higher ground in January due to federal grants received for flood recovery in Gays Mills. The community kitchen, a culinary incubator, will be in the same building as the new library providing an opportunity for food business startups. The library will support these new culinary endeavors by making books and other materials available that will educate the new business owner on marketing, food safety, financial tools, business planning and more.

If you are interested in using the kitchen and need some information on starting a small business, drop by the library to discuss your needs with the Library Director, Maura Otis.

The grant is made available from the Crawford County Community Fund. The fund responds to our area’s not-for-profit organization that are working to provide charitable projects and programs that will have a positive impact on economic development efforts in the county.

More information the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin is available online at or by calling 800-995-2379. The Community Foundation serves Crawford, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Rock and Walworth counties.