The Whitesville Library Receives ACAF Moogan Grant

The Allegany County Area Foundation recently awarded a $375.00 grant to the Whitesville Public Library to help support their summer reading program. This money is being provided by the Moogan Fund which is managed by the Foundation. This fund was created by by long-time Wellsville residents Thomas F. and Laura L. Moogan for the purpose of promoting and assisting volunteer charitable and educational organizations throughout Wellsville and Allegany County.

Karen M. Smith, library director, stated, “This grant money will be used to bring Moreland the Magician to their summer reading program to perform for children of all ages on July 24th. Moreland will share the importance of reading and the library using magic and stories.”

The Whitesville Public Library will be hosting summer programming for all ages, preschool through adult. Some of our Build A Better World programs include making clay glasses taught by Marsha VanVlack, jewelry fun with Kristin Vossler-Wigent and building a quilt with Ruth Benson. They will also have weekly programs throughout the summer.

The Whitesville Public Library first opened in 1923 on Main Street in Lincoln Hall. After several relocations over the years the library moved to its current location in 1996. To learn more about this library please visit their web site at:

The Allegany County Area Foundation holds assets of over 8 million dollars. The endowed funds continue to grow in perpetuity to enrich and improve the lives of Allegany County people. If you would like more information on how you can provided a legacy of hope and good will in our community, please contact the Allegany County Area Foundation at 585-808-8444 or visit their web site at:

In the attached check presentation picture (L to R):  Karen M. Smith, library director and Denis Dahlgren, ACAF Executive Director.