LACKAWAXEN - The Board of Supervisors of Lackawaxen Township, Pike County, has made a donation of $1,000 to the Hawley Public Library.
As they received the check at the recent January meeting of the Supervisors, Library representatives noted that the donation is especially welcome as it will help support Library operations which have suffered the loss of considerable federal and state funding in recent years.
Susann George, vice president of the Library’s Board of Directors, noted “Our Library has over 8,000 registered borrowers, 48% of whom reside in Pike County. The number of Hawley Library borrowers who are Lackawaxen Township residents is 1,915 or 23 percent of the total of all of our borrowers.”
She continued, “Our mission has always been and always will be to serve the people of Hawley and surrounding communities in both Pike and Wayne Counties. Unfortunately, by law, funding for Library operations can come only from Wayne County where we are located, just a mile from the Pike County line.”
In addition to books, some of the free programs and services available from the Hawley Library are 20 computers for public use and wireless access, children’s story times, audiobooks, eBooks and eAudiobooks, computer and technology instructions for adults, online foreign language courses and Tutor.com which offers online homework help for students from Kindergarten through college.
Attending the meeting along with Mrs. George were Library Executive Director Deborah Corcoran and Board member Mary Anne Teeter.