Dedham Savings Community Foundation Supports Dedham Library Innovation Team

The Dedham Savings Community Foundation has donated $2,500 to the Dedham Library Innovation Team. This grant will be used to help fund upgrades and maintenance to the twelve, individually decorated Little Free Libraries across Dedham. Since the launch of the Dedham Little Free Library Project in 2013, countless people have enjoyed stocking and using the little libraries. With nearly a decade of exposure to the elements, they are in need of restoration to better protect them from the elements.


The Dedham Library Innovation Team (DLIT) is an award-winning no profit organization committed to creating collaborative, positive partnerships between the libraries, schools, public officials, businesses, and residents.

One of DLIT’s signature accomplishments has been the implementation of the Dedham Little Free Libraries Project. Installed across Dedham by DLIT over the past decade, the twelve, individually decorated mini lending libraries were built by Dedham High School students and painted by both DHS students and community artists.  DLIT’s Dedham Little Free Library Project is an officially chartered member of the national Little Free Libraries initiative, which numbers over 100,000 little libraries in 108 countries. All libraries are free to use with books donated by the community serving all ages from children to seniors.


The Dedham Savings Community Foundation is a privately funded foundation created by Dedham Savings in 2000 to provide financial support to charitable organizations that serve disadvantaged populations within the Bank’s community reinvestment area. These communities include Dedham, Needham, Norwood, Sharon, South Boston, Walpole, and Westwood and contiguous areas.  Typical requests are received from schools, libraries, family service organizations and non-profit organizations.  The Trustees of the Foundation accept grant requests from community organizations and make awards twice per year.

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