Cuba Circulating Library Receives ACAF Grant

The Allegany County Area Foundation recently awarded a $340 grant from the  Thomas F. and Laura L. Moogan Family Fund to the Cuba Circulating Library. The grant money will be used to help fund an early literacy program to benefit the Cuba community.

Marsha Long, a trustee on the Cuba Circulating Library Board, said that their library will coordinate with a local pediatrician to distribute early literacy kits to 75 newborns and 75 kits to one year olds. This program will allow them to reach out to parents and juvenile readers long before preschool age. It will also encourage the families to attend the library and participate in library services.

The kits will provide information about the library and the services that it offers along with best practices for building literacy skills in their children. The early literacy kits will also contain a re-usable bag, literacy information, and a book for their personal library.

The Allegany County Area Foundation holds assets over 9.4 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. If you would like more information on how you can provide a legacy of hope and good will in our community, please contact the Allegany County Area Foundation at 585-808-8444.

The Foundation’s next grant deadline is August 30, 2018. The online application can be found at:

In the attached Cuba Library picture (L to R):Trisia Young, Cuba Circulating Library Board Member, and Denis Dahlgren, ACAF Executive Director.