Library receives three grants from local Foundation

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., recently was the recipient of three grants from the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania.


The first grant was $8,661 from the Edward D. Neff Fund; the second was $8,356 from the Paul M. Neff Fund; and the third grant was $182 from the Poet Owl Fund. The Poet Owl grant is specifically for nature or natural history-oriented materials, for children and young adults.


Amy C. Resh, Director/CEO of the Library, center; accepts the checks from Jennifer Wilson, President and CEO of First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, and Ted Strosser, FCFP Board President.


The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania works to improve the quality of life in north central Pennsylvania through community leadership, the promotion of philanthropy, the strengthening of nonprofit impact and the perpetual stewardship of charitable assets. FCFP strives to create powerful communities through passionate giving. For more information, visit


The library supports the PA Forward statewide initiative, which believes that when Pennsylvania residents improve their command of five types of literacy – basic, information, civic and social, health and financial – they can achieve greater success as students, parents, employees, consumers, as citizens. Libraries are community centers of information, technology and learning that will fuel educational and economic opportunity for all of our citizens.


The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. To place a hold, visit or call 570-326-0536 during the library’s operating hours. Walk-in

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