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FOR THE LAST 25 YEARS, THE FOUNDATION HAS BEEN THE PRINCIPAL FUNDER FOR MOST MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AT THE LIBRARY

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TECHNOLOGY IS EXPENSIVE. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE IN OUR COMMUNITY HAS ACCESS TO THE WORLD OF INFORMATION

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THE CHILDREN'S ROOM RENOVATION WAS FUNDED BY A FOUNDATION GIFT AND A NY STATE MATCHING GRANT

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"PUBLIC LIBRARIES HAVE REINVENTED THEMSELVES AS ONE-STOP COMMUNITY CENTERS THAT AIM TO OFFER SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.” WINNIE HU THE NEW YORK TIMES JULY 4, 2016

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NEW DIGITAL MEDIA CENTER OPENS WITH A SERIES OF FREE SUMMER WORKSHOPS

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OUR LIBRARY IS BUSIER THAN EVER, WITH IN-PERSON VISITS, PROGRAMMING AND ATTENDANCE AT ALL TIME HIGHS

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FOUNDATION-RENOVATED OSSIE DAVIS THEATER IS A HUB FOR COMMUNITY PERFORMING ARTS


our impact


New Digital Media Lab Opens this Summer with 9 Free Workshops For Teens. The Foundation is pleased to announce that a new Digital Media Center – the top item on our 2016 wish list – opened to rave reviews on July 5, 2016.  Thanks to the generosity of a first-time Foundation donor, Heath Windcliff, the Center is not only equipped  with the latest Apple technology, it also offers  free programming for teens interested in learning new video and technology skills.  The Media Center is on the second floor adjacent to the Teen Center. Learn More

A Plan for Tomorrow –  It’s Not Your Grandma’s Library Anymore. According to Library Director Tom Geoffino, “Today’s library is less about books and more about shared information, technology and creating spaces for collaboration.  Libraries are a leading force in the Makerspace Movement which focuses on  nourishing  a generation of makers rather than consumers.” Learn More

Foundation Funds New Library Website. While hundreds of people visit the library in person every day, thousands visit the library online.  The new library website, funded by a grant from the Foundation puts the library’s information and resources at your fingertips.  Download and borrow books…  Learn More