Ensuring a bright future

July 15, 2015

Croton Township Library

What began with a book station in the Croton fire barn in 1966 has grown into a crucial resource for the community, providing a welcoming place for learning, fun, and easy access to information.

Croton Township Library offers a variety of creative programming for all ages in addition to books and DVDs to borrow. Other resources like computers are vital in an area where Internet access is not always easy to come by.

“This area desperately needs libraries,” said June Squires, president of Croton Township Library’s board. “Tutors come in to work with students and people use the computers for job searches. We’re providing a very important service.”

As a way to ensure the library can continue to provide these services for years to come, the organization established the Croton Township Library Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation last spring.

An agency endowment fund provides a permanent source of income and can open up new ways to give and see those gifts grow.

“We heard other local libraries talk about their endowment funds, how they used them, and the benefits,” said Diane Greiner, the library’s director. “We’re focused on growing it for now, but in the future we could use it for improvements or adding services.”

The endowment also gives the library another source of funding that can be counted on no matter what the future holds.

“It provides stability,” said Diane. “It can grow as the years go on and we know it will be there.”