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Funding Bump Sought For Myers Memorial Library

The Myers Memorial Library in Frewsburg is looking for an increase in funding. Carroll Town Supervisor Laura Smith is proposing to raise the library's funding back up to $30,000. P-J photo by Carly Gould

FREWSBURG — Funding to Myers Memorial Library in Frewsburg could be increased.

In the past, the library received $30,000 in funding, but a few years ago, it was cut down to $25,000. Carroll Town Supervisor Laura Smith wishes to raise funding back up to $30,000.

“It’s our local library,” Smith said. “We have a lot of residents and young kids who use the library. So we have to do whatever we can to keep it going.”

The Carroll Town Board is working on its preliminary budget, and Smith said town officials will be looking at raising the funding to the original amount.

According to Izabela Nowak, the director of the library, they won’t know the final budget until November.

The library has a lot of programs to offer, including two different book clubs and story time twice a week.

“We have one book club for 20 to 30 year olds,” said Jessica Jester, an employee of the library.

“And we have one for older people with a wide variety of books.”

Over the summer, the library was visited by the Artmobile and a magic show.

The library will be having a Halloween costume party in October and a theater show for Christmas. A music class also began at the library and will be offered every second Wednesday at 10:15 a.m.

“If the town cut our funding, we wouldn’t have all of this,” Nowak said. “If they cut our funding any more, we will have to cut some of our programs.”

The library recently finished renovating its basement, which is now an area for children. Along with children’s books, there’s flat screen TVs and a game console, building blocks, toys, games and a new diaper changing station. There’s also a variety of art on the walls, most of the pictures being done by children.

“The library’s getting a new electronic sign,” Jester said. “We had an elevator put in, so it’s easier to get around. We keep busy.”

To find out more about events happening at Myers Memorial Library, go to myerslibrary.org, or call 569-5515.

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