In September 2021, we launched our Community Giveback program. The spirit behind the program is our love for 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.
Each month, we select 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. Funds from the Community Giveback program have helped ByWater Solutions partners across the country with various programs and initiatives.
Nathan Curulla, Owner and CRO at ByWater Solutions, recently commented:
We are thrilled to have had the chance to help so many libraries achieve their goals over the past year with our ByWater Community Giveback program! We love to see how libraries have used the funds provided through this program to enrich the lives of both their staff and patrons and look forward to expanding our give-back for many years to come. We are only in a position to provide this assistance because of the partnership of our valued partners and we thank everyone for your continued support!"
To celebrate, we wanted to look back at the recipients of the ByWater Solutions Community Giveback.
Silver Lake Public Library Foundation, Silver Lake, KS
The funds were used towards the library's Snag-a-Snack program (Pictured above)
Corona Public Library, Corona CA
Funds were used for their Zip Book programs
Friends of the Mary Cotton Public Library, Sabetha, KS
Funds were used towards outreach to dyslexic patrons
Hoisington Public Library, Hoisington, KS
Funds were used towards new children's computers (pictured above)
Randolph-Decker Public Library, Clyde, KS
Funds were used towards news books for children's collection
Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Dubuque, IA
Funds were used towards the creation of Memory Care kits (pictured above)
Camp Verde Community Library, Camp Verde, AZ
Funds were used to create a Laundromat Library (pictured above)
Chanute Public Library, Chanute, KS
Funds were used toward books and incentives for end of year celebration
Springfield Town Library, Springfield, VT
Funds were used towards the purchase of a new large screen television in children's room
Morristown Centennial Library, Morrisville, VT
Funds were used towards pop-up storytimes at the local farmer's market
Del Norte County Library District, California
Funds were used to expand the library's DVD collection
John G. McCullough Library, Vermont
Funds were used towards the purchase of updated technology at the circulation desk
Law Library Association of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Funds were used towards the Judicial Legacy Project
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.
Learn More About the Program and How to Apply.
If you have more questions, please contact: Outreach@bywatersolutions.com
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.