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Thursday, October 27, 2016

David A. Howe Library Receives ACAF Grant

(L to R): Nicolas Gunning (Library Director),
Denis Dahlgren, (ACAF Executive Director),
 and Keturah Cappadonia (Library Head of Children’s Services).
Allegany County Area Foundation
The Allegany County Area Foundation recently awarded a $700 grant to the David A. Howe Public Library.   Keturah Cappadonia, Library Head of Children’s Services, submitted the grant application to help with the purchase of eight chairs to place at their public computer workstations in their Adult Reading Rooms in the main area of the library.
The immediate beneficiaries of the new chairs will be the numerous people who use the public computers at the David A. Howe Public Library on a daily basis. In 2015, the library was visited 54,235 times by members of the public. The library’s public computer stations were used a total of 15,273 times in 2015.
The number of users of their public computer workstations has risen in the past two years and their public computers see steady traffic from the time the library opens in the morning until the library closes in the evening. Even with the popularity of smart phones and tablets, the library’s computer workstations remain popular. People use them for job seeking, filing taxes, recreational email and gaming, research, filling out and submitting forms, and printing materials.
The David A. Howe Public Library, which is the largest in Allegany County and open the most hours of any public library in the county, provides a vital service in providing free internet access and free public computer access to individuals from across Allegany County. The library is located directly on the bus routes of the Access Allegany transit line, which allows many low-income Allegany County residents to get to our library and use our services, including our computers, on a daily basis.
For more information about the David A. Howe Library please visit their web site at: http://www.davidahowelibrary.org/visit/staff/. The library is located at 155 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY.
The Allegany County Area Foundation holds assets of over 8 million dollars. The endowed funds continue to grow in
perpetuity to enrich and improve the lives of Allegany County people. If you would like more information on how you can provided a legacy of hope and good will in our community, please contact the Allegany County Area Foundation at 585-808-8444 or e-mail: director@alleganycountyareafoundation.org.