The Andover Free Library Receives Grant

Andover Free Library 2015The Allegany County Area Foundation recently awarded a $299.96 grant to the Andover Free Library. Linda Adams, Director of the Andover Free Library said that the money would be used to support the library’s programs. Their mission is to provide all members of the community with access to a variety of popular materials and library services to fill their educational, recreational and cultural needs.

This award was made possible from the earnings of the Doris O. Church Fund held by the Foundation. This fund was created by Kathryn J. Church and Conrad F. Church in June of 1999. Doris O. Church was the sister of Conrad F. Church.   She was an outstanding elementary teacher in the Andover community for 34 years. In 1999 the Andover Free Library Board named their newly arranged children’s department in honor of Miss Church.

The Andover Free library is located at 40 Main Street in Andover. For more information about this library, please visit their web site at: or call 607-478-8442.

The Allegany County Area Foundation holds assets over 8 million dollars and continues to add new funds each year. The endowed funds continue to grow in perpetuity to enrich and improve the lives of our Allegany County citizens. This past year the Foundation awarded $259,200 in scholarships alone.

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: Linda Adams, Andover Free Library Director and Denis Dahlgren, Allegany County Area Foundation Executive Director.