Sunday, December 9, 2007

FVGLA' s Barney Library Grant Celebration: the first step to success


An open house/press conference and celebration was held with Public Officials, Friends, colleagues and fellow citizens at the Barney Branch Library on Thursday Evening December 6th. I would especially like to thank those who were able to attended: State Senator Jonathan Harris and Representative Demetrious Giannaross along with Town Councilors Michael V. Demicco, William A. Wadsworth, Councilor-elect, Mark Fey, Town Clerk Paula Ray and School Board Chair, Mary Grace Reed with School Board member Nancy Nickerson. Library Chairman, Bill Hayhurst, FVGLA Chairman Mike Andreas, Treasurer, Michael Schloss, Library Board members: Andy Baron, Alan Coykendall, Karen Williard, Kathy Piccirillo, Alan Sherman.
State Library Board member Mary Etter, Connecticut Library Consortium Executive Director Christine Bradley and a host of Library, FVGLA board members along with many friends and supporters attended this defining event

The celebration punctuated the state library’s green light on the Barney Branch Library Improvements and Renovations Project for a $1,000,000 Library construction grant. The State funded grant proposal must be voted favorably upon by the State Bond commission later on during the month. The Farmington Delegation consisting of: State Senators Donald DeFronzo and Jonathan Harris with State Representatives Beth Bye and Demetrious Giannaross each have supported the project and all look forward to its success. Please keep posted for further developments regarding the exciting fund raising events we are in the process of planning along with other opportunities to become involved in the Barney project.