COMMUNITY LIBRARY OF THE SHENANGO VALLEY

SERVING THE SHENANGO VALLEY

AMOUNT DONATED: $14,065

The Library is a patron-focused resource center, enhancing the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds by providing outstanding materials, programs, and technology in a safe and inviting environment. We offer adult, teen, and children's programs including fine art classes for adults and teens, toddler music programs, children's story time, and teen STEAM programs. We conduct annual summer reading programs for adults, children, and teens. infant and baby classes, and technology "gadget workshops" to help our residents increase their technology skills and expertise. Our outreach includes book clubs in our area's senior centers and nursing homes, and daycare story times.

While the match program for Giving Week is over, the need doesn't end! Please feel to make a gift at any time.

Giving Week Progress:

FUNDRAISING GOAL: $15,000

  Programs Supported by Your Donations  

Programs that will directly benefit from any potential donations include the cost of our virtual summer reading program, other paid virtual programming, the additional expense of upgraded Zoom and YouTube accounts for necessary upgraded features. New wifi equipment to boost our wifi signal, along with the purchase of wifi hotspots available for checkout will enable us to provide improved Internet service to our patrons. Funds will also be used to support additional staff hours so that our employees can continue to provide valuable and necessary programming and services, both in the library and virtually. Unemployment is a huge concern right now and we are dedicated to assisting our unemployed residents with their job searching efforts. We plan to install upgraded employment computers with new job searching databases, resume writing assistance, and access to community resources. We are also dedicated to the success of our community's businesses, and will be providing both in-library and remote access to new searchable grant databases, free to the public. These databases will be invaluable to local businesses and organizations in their search for much needed revenue streams and financial assistance.

  Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help  

When our library had to close on March 14th, all of our programming and services were affected. We have since created many virtual programs, for all of our residents - adults children, and teens, that have been very well received. But many of our area's seniors and low income residents do not have Internet access, and are unable to attend many of our virtual programs or use our online resources. Since we have now reopened with limited hours, we are attempting to provide needed in-library services, while also maintaining the virtual services that patrons have become accustomed to and value

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7 West State Street, Suite 301
Sharon PA, 16146

724.981.5882