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 January 2023 winner of the ByWater Community Giveback, the Lewiston City Library in Idaho!
The funds will be used to re-establish 3D printing in the library.
Darin Garr, of the Lewiston City Library recently commented:
We are a public library with a diverse flow of patrons; some are regulars who check out books at least once a week, while others are students who just need a book for a report. For some we are the only place with free Wi-Fi and public computers, for others we have the best free event spaces in town. We have sensory equipment, video games, an arts and crafts room, and we're even rolling out a bookmobile by this summer. Unfortunately, 3D printing is a resource we've been unable to provide since 2020. The two printers we had were a popular resource, but after repeated maintenance issues and struggles incorporating them into our programming, they were decommissioned. This grant will not only resurrect the old 3D printing programming we had before, but will expand it into new areas for the future."
About Lewiston City Library
The mission of the Lewiston City Library is to provide the people of Lewiston with free and open access to knowledge, ideas and information and to support them in their pursuit of learning.
Read more here: https://www.lewistonlibrary.org/160/About
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.