Morley Library appreciative of Canton Community Fund grant
Monday, March 3, 2014 - 5:41 pm

MORLEY -- The Morley Library manager and library association members have formally thanked the Canton Community Fund for a grant that allowed them to buy a smart TV, a Blu-Ray player and other media equipment for the library.

Canton Community Fund Board President Chris Angus, at center in the photo, is shown with Library Manager Agnes Hoey, and Morley Library Association members Joan Fadden, Linda Smith, Pat Dominie and Carol Woodward, who had met to express the thanks of the Morley Library Association for a Community Fund grant.

One of the goals in the library’s long-range plan, developed by the Library Association, is promoting the library as a community center.

Under the plan, acquiring such electronics would allow the library to provide more programs of all kinds for children and adults, but with limited funds in hand, the Library Association applied for a Community Fund grant, which was approved in December.

Plans are already underway for use of the equipment for all types of programs, with movies and special programs for area children in particular as a priority.

Some of the many programs available over the internet as well as movies and other programs in DVDs will enhance the library’s Summer Reading Program as well as other programs and events held for the area youngsters.

Special programs hosted by the Association such as a babysitter class and local author presentations, the slide shows of historic photos gathered by the Morley History Group and many programs now available on DVDs or the internet are available to the entire community, and especially groups like the Morley Quilters, Morley History Group and Dazzling Divas who meet regularly at the library.