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Cato, NY – The Stewart B. Lang Memorial Library has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Cayuga Community Fund, an affiliate fund of the Central New York Community Foundation. The Library will use the grant to help finance architectural and planning costs for a capital improvement project.

Still in its initial stages, the project seeks to construct a larger, modern facility to accommodate the diverse and growing mix of services the Library’s mission promises and its patrons deserve. Planned amenities include multi-purpose spaces for library and community programs, events and activities; a dedicated area for children’s activities and materials; comfortable areas for reading, studying, tutoring and socializing; and enhanced technologies such as laptops, wireless printers, and web-based collaboration platforms.

Speaking on behalf of the Library and the communities it serves, Board President Jim Dillon thanked the Leadership Council of the Cayuga Community Fund for their generous support. “We’re truly honored by this demonstration of commitment to the future of public libraries,” Dillon noted. “Our goal is to complete the project in time to celebrate our Library’s 2026 centennial, and this grant brings us one step closer.”

About Stewart B. Lang Memorial Library: The Stewart B. Lang Memorial Library, a member of the Finger Lakes Library System, is located in the Cayuga County Village of Cato. The Library originated with a provisional charter granted in 1926 and serves the residents of the Cato Meridian Central School District. The Library’s mission is to offer resources, programs and services that foster a lifelong love of reading, encourage the pursuit of knowledge, and provide opportunities for personal growth and community engagement.

About Cayuga Community Fund: The Cayuga Community Fund is a geographically-specific fund administered by the Central New York Community Foundation. Created in 2008, the Cayuga Community Fund benefits residents of Cayuga County by serving as a source of permanent charitable dollars available to nonprofits serving that county. Grants are awarded from this endowment fund annually to aid vital programs in education, health, social services, the arts, civic and environmental concerns, as well as the preservation of historic resources in Cayuga County.



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Jul 2nd 2019

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