ACAF Grant supports Friendship Free Library

Friendship – The Allegany County Area Foundation recently awarded a $266.86 grant to the Friendship Free Library. Founded in 1897, the library serves 5000-6000 individuals annually. Library Director Michelle Hill reports that the money will be used to update the library’s collection of holiday themed books and DVDs.

This grant was made possible from the earnings of the Susan Foster Myers Memorial Endowment Fund, which was established in 2014 by Alan W. Myers as a memorial to his late wife. Susan was a devoted community volunteer, serving the Cub Scouts, town and county government and devoting ten years as library board president. The endowment provides annual support for the library’s operations and programs.

With 9.4 million dollars in assets, the Allegany County Area Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that encourages education and social, cultural and civic projects benefiting the residents of Allegany County. The Foundation manages a variety of funds and welcomes gifts, which are tax-deductible, including memorials for friends and loved ones. For more information please contact Bruce Campbell at: or call 585-296-5616.