Almond 20th Century Club Library Receives ACAF Grant

Almond, NY – The Allegany County Area Foundation recently presented a grant check in the amount of $800 to the Almond 20th Century Club Library. This grant money will be used to help purchase STEM building toys and supplies for patron use.

The STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) toys that are being purchased will help to stimulate scientific thinking, while creating an enjoyable experience. They will help teach children skill sets that will help them advance towards careers and success in these types of curriculum areas. Some of the purchases will include: K’Nex Gear Sets, Lego Duplo, 3d Pens, Makey Makey Invention kit, plus many others.

Founded in 1912 by the Twentieth Century Club, formerly the Ladies’ Reading Circle, the Almond Library provides books, movies, and essential services to the Almond, NY community. They are a member of the Southern Tier Library System, a network of libraries in Allegany, Steuben, Yates, Schuyler, and Chemung counties in Western New York. For more information about the Almond 20th Century Club Library please visit their web site at:

If you would like to make a difference in your community by leaving a legacy please contact the Allegany County Area Foundation today at 585-808-8444 or e-mail: The Foundation welcomes tax-deductible gifts in any amount, including memorials to friends and loved ones.

In the above picture (L to R): Johanna Stanton, (Library Assistant), Dawn Wildrick-Cole (ACAF Board Member) and Elizabeth Call (Library Director).