Andover and Scio Libraries Benefit from ACAF Grants

The Allegany County Area Foundation recently presented grants to the Andover and Scio Free Libraries. Both organizations benefit from funds established with the foundation for their benefit; the Hydramec Fund (Scio) and the Doris O. Church Fund (Andover). The Foundation holds and invests these endowments, with the earnings providing annual support.

Andover will use its grant for programing, while Scio board member Carolyn Miller noted that its grant funds will likely be devoted to a floor replacement project. Donations to the Church and Hydramec funds are tax deductible.

The Andover and Scio libraries, founded in 1898 and 1906, respectively, continue a long tradition of vital service to the public, embracing new technologies to support a variety of programs for children, families and the broader community.

Both libraries are open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. See their web sites for hours. The Scio Library is directed by Sue Moyer, while Linda Adams heads up the Andover Library. Interestingly, the current Andover Library building was funded by a 1911 gift from industrialist Andrew Carnegie.