The Angelica Free Library Creates Endowment Fund

The Allegany County Area Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the Angelica Free library Endowment Fund. The Board of Trustees of the library has established this fund to accept and generate monies to insure and enhance the growth of library programs and services for the betterment of the Angelica community. This endowment fund provides the opportunity for friends of the library to contribute to the support and renewal of its activities and facilities.

The Angelica Free Library was dedicated in 1900, built with funds given by Clara Higgins Smith in memory of her mother. The library reading and children’s rooms share the main floor space with the Colonial Rooms museum of local artifacts. Upstairs is an assembly hall used for plays and public gatherings.

The Allegany County Area Foundation is a guardian to many local endowment funds. The foundation administers a community grant program where nonprofits can turn to find funding for special projects and programs. It also administers a scholarship program that will award over $250,000 in scholarships this year. The foundation’s funding does not come from a single source, but rather through individual donors who all have one thing in common – they all care about the quality of life in Allegany County.

The Angelica Free Library Board of Trustees encourages people to remember the Library in their wills, trusts, or when they make a charitable donation. If you would like to support the Angelica Free Library Endowment Fund, please visit: and select the donate page or call 585-808-8444 for more information.