The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., is the recipient of two grants from the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, which were announced June 21 during an awards ceremony.

The Library received $5,050 from the Tree House Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania in support of summer learning. The Tree House Fund was established in 2010 to support nonprofit organizations focused on programming and projects that impact children and youth in central and northcentral Pennsylvania. The grant will support educational summer programming at the library, along with incentives for summer learners and classrooms served by the Storymobile.

The Library also received a $1,500 from the Plunketts Creek Township Foundation Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. The funds will support the Link satellite library Barbours located in the former Barbours Schoolhouse. The funds will enhance the Barbours Link children and youth books and adult and juvenile DVD collection with a greater assortment of updated and relevant titles.

The Foundation 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 Brown Library is part of a national “Libraries Transform” effort to increase awareness of the changing role of libraries and the ways in which libraries are transforming to meet the information needs of their users. The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 24/7 at Programs and activities can be found at