LaFayette library awarded two reading grants
The LaFayette Walker County Library recently received two sizeable donations that will help the library’s summer reading and other childrens programs.
Peach State Federal Credit Union’s donation was for $2,500 and the North georgia Electric Membership Foundation has given $900 that is earmarked for the summer reading program.
“We at Peach State Federal Credit Union are community minded and dedicate to supporting educational based programs,” said Peach State Federal Credit Union’s Regional Business Executive Ronald White.
PSFCU is opening in LaFayette at the building that formerly served as a Regions Bank branch.
“These funds will go towards children’s’ programs at the library.” Library Manager Tim York, said.
York said the Friends of the LaFayette-Walker County Library applied for an Electric Membership Foundaion grant that is funded by the EMC’s “Round Up” collections.
Unless they choose not to participate, NGEMC customers’ electric bills are rounded up to the next highest dollar every month. For example, if a bill is $92.68, it will be rounded up to $93.00. The extra 32 cents will go into Operation Round Up Fund. Monthly contributions can range from 1 cent to 99 cents, with most consumers averaging about 50 cents a month.
Rachel Oesch Willeford, president of the Friends of the LaFayette Walker County Library, said this is what the Friends are all about.
“The Friends is the fundraising arm of the library,” she said. “Any time we can give the library extra money for programs and services then we are pleased.”
The Summer Reading program is underway at the library. If you are interested in signing up just stop by the library during regular business hours or go to the library’s website at www.chrl. org for more information. The Friends applied for a gran being funded by the Round Up collections.
“Funds like this allow the library to continue to provide needed recreational, educational and social programs to the community,” York said