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FRAMINGHAM – The MutualOne Charitable Foundation announced today, April 7, a $15,000 grant to the Framingham Public Library Foundation (FPLF) to assist in their purchase of technology for a new teen room in the main library on Lexington Street.

“The pandemic has been particularly stressful for young adults, making the new Teen Room more important than ever,” said Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bankand Chair of the Foundation. “The FPLF is a wonderful resource for Framingham, and we are pleased to support them.”

The $15,000 grant to the Framingham Public Library was among awards totaling $99,900 in the Foundation’s most recent round of funding.

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Established in 1998 as the philanthropic arm of MutualOne Bank, the MutualOne Charitable Foundation has since donated over $5 million to charitable, educational, and civic initiatives that improve and enrich the quality of life in Framingham, Natick, and surrounding communities.

MutualOne Bank, which operates under an 1889 state charter, has full-service offices at 828 Concord Street and One Lincoln Street in Framingham and at 49 Main Street in Natick, a Commercial Loan Center at 160 Cochituate Road in Framingham, and a Residential Loan Center at 49 Main Street in Natick.

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Christa McAuliffe Library’s teen room (Courtesy)

Editor’s Note: In full transparency, the SOURCE editor/publisher is a member of the Framingham Public Library Foundation’s board.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.