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Thursday, February 21, 2013

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR THE TWIN TIERS GIVING BACK TO TIOGA & POTTER COUNTIES

Donation from Tri-County Rural Electric and a matching donation from CO Bank.

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR THE TWIN TIERS GIVING BACK TO TIOGA & POTTER COUNTIES

Both Tioga and Potter County libraries received grants during the Potter-Tioga Library System monthly meeting. This was all made possible by a donation from Tri-County Rural Electric and a matching donation from CO Bank.

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) mission is to continuously improve the present and future quality of life in the counties served by the Foundation. They’re a vehicle for people looking to “give back” and make an impact through grants and giving. That’s why when Tri-County Rural Electric was looking for a way to “give back” they decided to partner with CFTT. This collaborative effort helped a total of thirteen libraries who’ve been struggling with funding cuts. Libraries provide a valuable service to our community. It’s a resource for youth reading programs, research, enjoyable reading, and many other activities and programs they offer.

The eleven libraries that received grants at the Potter- Tioga Library System meeting included: Coudersport Public Library, Galeton Public Library, Genesee Public Library, Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, Ulysses Library, Blossburg Memorial Library, Elkland Area Community Library, Knoxville Public Library, Green Free Library, Mansfield Free Public Library, and Westfield Public Library. Two other libraries in Western Bradford County will also be receiving grants in the near future.

Anyone interested in learning more about CFTT can contact the organization by any of these methods: telephone - 570-888-4759; fax - 570-888-2179; email - cftt@stny.rr.com; or website - www.twintierscf.org.


1st Picture is Tioga County Libraries (left to right):
Front Row: Nick Reitter (Tri-County Rural Electric Board), Jody Cole (Potter-Tioga Library System), Ellen Williams (Knoxville Library), Rosemary Hackett (Elkland Community Library), Lowell Geiser (Tri-County Rural Electric Board)

Back Row: Leslie Wishard (Green Free Library – Wellsboro), Shelby Kinsey (Blossburg Memorial Library), Rebecca Nagy (Westfield Library), Mary Sirgey (Mansfield Library), & Tom Freeman (CFTT Advisory Board)

2nd picture is Potter County Libraries (left to right):
Nick Reitter (Tri-County Rural Electric Board), Jody Cole (Potter-Tioga Library System), Keturah Cappadonia (Coudersport Library), Angela Klopf (CFTT, CEO), Darlene Jackson (Galeton Library), Robin Baker (Oswayo Memorial Library), Sharon Smoker (Genesee Library), Lowell Geiser (Tri-County Rural Electric Board)

Absent: Ulysses Library

1 comment :

Kathy said...

Awesome! I am so glad for support for our libraries. I love to read, and for those who don't care to read, our libraries offer movies and computers. Way to go Lowel!