Brown Library Receives Grant From PA Skill

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving Program recently awarded the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., a $5,000 grant to support the Summer Learning Program.

The library’s Summer Learning Program kicked off June 1 and focuses on the theme, “All Together Now,” which explores the power of kindness, friendship, and community. The Summer Learning Program is an opportunity to keep children engaged in reading and learning over the summer, whether at home or in the Library.

Registration for all summer learning programs is ongoing and available at The program is completely funded by generous donations and sponsorships. Donations are accepted all summer long and may be made online here:

According to the company’s website, “Miele companies are committed to being a good corporate citizen and proudly support the communities our products are in. Through legal skill games, such as Pennsylvania Skill, we will be able to make donations to nonprofits throughout the state to help strengthen the commonwealth.”

Courtney Cizek, marketing and executive assistant, Miele Manufacturing, Muncy, recently presented a $5,000 grant to Kristin Caringi, chief financial officer/chief operations officer of the James V. Brown Library, to support the library’s Summer Learning Program.

The James V. Brown Library is open for browsing and holds pick up from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. To place a hold, visit or call 570-326-0536 during the library’s operating hours. The library also is open for public computer usage and for services such as printing, faxing, copying and scanning. Walk-in passport services are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport, Pa., is the place to go to learn, connect and grow. Founded in June 1907, the library champions the love of reading, opens new doors to lifelong learning, provides a haven to those who seek and ensures the preservation of public library services for future generations. The library has more than 225,000 visitors in a year and circulates a half-million items annually. A member of the Lycoming County Library System, the James V. Brown Library participates in PA Forward, a statewide initiative to promote literacies in our communities to power a better future for everyone.

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