Authors Stephen and Tabitha King have pledged $10,000 to Southern Maine Community College to purchase books and other materials for the recently opened library on SMCC’s Midcoast Campus in Brunswick.

The grant from The Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, a private nonprofit organization that supports community projects, will support and enhance student success.

“We are fortunate to have a partner in The Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation,” said SMCC President Ron Cantor in a press release issued Wednesday. “This generous grant will have a positive impact at our growing Midcoast Campus and will enhance the educational experience for students now and into the future.”

SMCC’s Midcoast Campus has nearly 600 students, up from 79 students when the campus opened in 2011.

The Midcoast Campus library is located in the College’s new L.L.Bean Learning Commons and Health Science Center, a comfortable tech-infused learning space that opened last fall and serves as a one-stop academic and student support center.

The college applied for the grant to strengthen the library’s collection of core reference materials, expand its digital database of resources and add other quality, relevant materials.

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