Each month, ByWater Solutions selects one library to be awarded $500. These funds are meant to support libraries and their communities and fill gaps in funding to further library goals.
We are excited to announce our May 2022 winner of the ByWater Community Giveback, the Springfield Town Library in Springfield, Vermont.
The funds will be used toward the purchase of a very large screen television to be mounted in the children's room - which is the largest programming space in our library. Our current programming space is historical in nature, the oldest part of the building, so we cannot make any alterations to it. Plus, putting it in the children's room gives us more flexibility for programming for all ages. The shelves in that area are on casters, allowing us to reconfigure the space.
The impact/outcome of these funds would be to allow us to better provide programming to those who still are not comfortable coming into the library, as well as for others throughout the area. In Vermont, the weather can be challenging. This funding can increase access for all.
About Springfield Town Library
The Springfield Town Library has been serving the community from its present location in the heart of downtown Springfield for over 100 years. Established in 1871, Springfield Town Library settled into a permanent home in 1895. Today, the library offers a full range of services, including more than 50,000 books and other materials, free access to online courses and a wide range of electronic resources, and programs for both adults and children.
About the ByWater Community Giveback
We will select one library a month to donate $500 to their Non-profit 501c3 organization such as Friends of the Library, Library Foundation, or other funding entity. These funds are meant to support libraries and their communities and fill gaps in funding to further library goals. We LOVE libraries. Our team is made up of librarians and library fanatics. We're always looking for ways to give back and create opportunities where we can to support libraries. This is a small token of thanks for all the hard work libraries do in their communities every day.
About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.
Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit https://bywatersolutions.com.