Matt Powers, President of the Library Board, addresses the attendees at the Little Falls Public Library annual fundraiser.

by Dave Warner

The Little Falls Public Library held its annual fundraiser last night at the Canal Side Inn. The theme of this year’s event was ‘Igniting the Creative Spirit’, and in line with that, artist Frank Wilcox was working on an actual painting during the dinner.

Matt Powers, President of the Library Board said, “Building upon the past, the library has positioned itself to be a pillar of our community. Through the diligence of Ann Nassar our director and the creative work of our excellent staff, the library has a full slate of programs for the young and old.”

“We also serve our community with events and numerous programs. Our library is open longer than others of the same size, always with at least two staff present to serve our patrons and accommodate these groups. So clearly, there is something special about our library that draws people and the attention of the community.”

“In the coming months, the children’s area and the front of our entire library will undergo a renovation due to a generous donation that we have received. The renovation will include, an open floor plan, a colorful palette, new furniture and new stations for computers and tablets, particularly with new technology available for children so that they can learn in a new manner, should they wish to,” said Powers.

“We look forward to this new and exciting chapter of the library,” he said.

A raffle of paintings by local artists Joanne DeStefano, Oscar Stivala, Liz Horender, and Bob Willman, was held during the event.

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