The Scio Library Receives Grant Money

The Allegany County Area Foundation recently presented a $567.73 check to the Scio Memorial Library. This check comes from the current earnings of an ACAF endowment fund established by the Shear Family and the Hydramec Corporation of Scio back in 1989. This fund was created for the purpose of promoting free public library services throughout the Scio community.

Mrs. Gloria Meiss, Scio Library Board President, explained that they hope to purchase some software that will help them to transcribe oral histories from their community in a very easy and practical way. It will help them to document the stories that parents and grandparents and great grandparents knew and told about days gone by.  The Scio Free Library has been serving the residents of Scio since 1906. The library is open on Wednesday (2PM – 7PM), Thursday (11AM – 5PM), Friday (11AM – 4PM), and Saturday (11AM – 3PM). For more information 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 picture (L to R): Mary Zdrojewski, Corrine Glass, Carolyn Miller (ACAF Board Member), Gloria Meiss (Scio Free Library Board President), and Sue Moyer.