The library would not have had the funds to provide this camp to our community without the generous funding of GCA. The library recognized the importance of providing access to art in rural areas, and as a result, applied for this grant. In the Calhoun area, teenagers are under-served and the library felt that providing them with an art camp would be an excellent way to instill an appreciation for the arts in those teens. The teens that participated in the program had the opportunity to create; something they may not have the opportunity to do otherwise in that community. The library also felt it was important to provide a safe place in the community to teens to help encourage creativity and we happy to be that place. As public servants, the library felt it necessary to fill a void in providing access to art as school art budgets deplete. This program also provided an excellent segue into the library’s annual Summer Reading program, which focuses on music and arts this year.